During the pregame ceremonies at Super Bowl LI on Sunday, three members of the original cast of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" sang "America the Beautiful" — but added a politically correct edit to the song's lyrics.
Phillipa Soo, Jasmne Cephas Jones and Renee Elise Goldsberry, who played the Schuyler sisters in the musical, added the line "and sisterhood" to the end of a lyric that mentions "brotherhood."
Listen for yourself here:
can you believe the schuyler sisters won the super bowl pic.twitter.com/1org1WlR2a— Trang Dong (@tranganhdong) February 5, 2017
The original lyrics of the stanza they altered are:
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
And their edit didn't go unnoticed. Twitter exploded with tweets and hashtags noting the "sisterhood" addition.
AND SISTERHOOD. https://t.co/2Zx8Sg9XmW— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin-Manuel Miranda)1486337135.0
SISTERHOOD— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen)1486337096.0
Waiting for people to get mad that the Schuyler Sisters added "Sisterhood" to America the Beautiful https://t.co/7SkcPWumfA— Big Mac🧜🏻♀️ (@Big Mac🧜🏻♀️)1486337858.0
It appeared that even Falcons' head coach Dan Quinn enjoyed the edit:
If I wasn't already rooting for the Falcons, I would just for Dan Quinn's reaction to "and sisterhood" #SuperBowl https://t.co/JbIA2sTP1s— Stefanie (@Stefanie)1486337773.0