For the latest in the weekly series of impromptu concerts on the steps of Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre, known as #Ham4Ham, Hamilton creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda hosted a May 4 duet with J.J. Abrams, the director of the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Miranda wrote music for the film that is used in the Cantina scene. It turns out that the song has lyrics, all the made-up language of series bad guy Jabba the Hutt.
That's right, Miranda also writes lyrics in alien languages.
According to Miranda, in “Huttese,” the lyrics say, “No lover-lover, it wasn't me,” but Miranda also said the number is titled “Jabba Flow.” The song is being sold on iTunes for 99 cents.
Watch their performance, presented in honor of the annual “Star Wars Day,” here:
Video courtesy of Howard Sherman.