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Fantine's Arrest / Come to Me / Fantine's Death/ Lyrics

 

Fantine's Arrest / Come to Me / Fantine's Death/ Song Lyrics


[Fantine is lying in a hospital bed, deliriously dreaming of her daughter Cosette]

[FANTINE]
Cosette, it's turned so cold
Cosette, it's past your bedtime
You've played the day away
And soon it will be night.

Come to me, Cosette, the light is fading
Don't you see the evening star appearing?
Come to me, and rest against my shoulder
How fast the minutes fly away and every minute colder.

Hurry near, another day is dying
Don't you hear, the winter wind is crying?
There's a darkness which comes without a warning
But I will sing you lullabies and wake you in the morning.

[Valjean enters]

[VALJEAN]
Oh, Fantine, our time is running out
But Fantine, I swear this on my life

[FANTINE]
Look, M'sieur, where all the children play

[VALJEAN]
Be at peace, be at peace evermore.

[FANTINE]
My Cosette...

[VALJEAN]
Shall live in my protection

[FANTINE]
Take her now

[VALJEAN]
Your child will want for nothing

[FANTINE]
Good M'sieur, you come from God in Heaven.

[VALJEAN]
And none shall ever harm Cosette
As long as I am living.

[FANTINE]
Take my hand. The night grows ever colder.

[VALJEAN]
Then I will keep you warm.

[FANTINE]
Take my child. I give her to your keeping.

[VALJEAN]
Take shelter from the storm

[FANTINE]
For God's sake, please stay till I am sleeping
And tell Cosette I love her
And I'll see her when I wake...

[She dies with a smile. Javert arrives]

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[BAMATABOIS]
Here's something new. I think I'll give it a try.
Come closer you! I like to see what I buy...
The usual price, for just a slice of your pie

[FANTINE]
I don't want you. No, no, m'sieur, let me go.

[BAMATABOIS]
Is this a trick? I won't pay more!

[FANTINE]
No, not at all.

[BAMATABOIS]
You've got some nerve, you little whore
You've got some gall.
It's the same with a tart as it is with a grocer
The customer sees what he gets in advance
It's not for the whore to say `yes sir' or `no sir'
It's not for the harlot to pick and to choose
Or lead me to a dance!

[He hits her with his stick, she claws at his face, drawing blood]

[FANTINE]
I'll kill you, you bastard,
try any of that!
Even a whore who has gone to the bad
Won't be had by a rat!

[BAMATABOIS]
By Christ you'll pay for what you've done
This rat will make you bleed, you'll see!
I guarantee, I'll make you suffer
For this disturbance of the peace
For this insult to life and property!

[FANTINE]
I beg you, don't report me sir
I'll do whatever you may want

[BAMATABOIS]
Make your excuse to the police!

[Javert enters, accompanied by constables]

[JAVERT]
Tell me quickly what's the story
Who saw what and why and where
Let him give a full description
Let him answer to Javert!
In this nest of whores and vipers
Let one speak who saw it all
Who laid hands on this good man here?
What's the substance of this brawl?

[BAMATABOIS]
Javert, would you believe it
I was crossing from the park
When this prostitute attacked me
You can see she left her mark

[JAVERT]
She will answer for her actions
When you make a full report
You may rest assured, M'sieur,
That she will answer to the court.

[FANTINE]
There's a child who sorely needs me
Please M'sieur, she's but that high
Holy God, is there no mercy?
If I go to jail she'll die!

[JAVERT]
I have heard such protestations
Every day for twenty years
Let's have no more explanations
Save your breath and save your tears
`Honest work, just reward,
That's the way to please the Lord.'

[Fantine gives a last despairing cry as she is arrested by the constables. Valjean emerges from the crowd]

[VALJEAN]
A moment of your time, Javert
I do believe this woman's tale

[JAVERT]

[VALJEAN]
You've done your duty, let her be
She needs a doctor, not a jail.

[JAVERT]
But M'sieur Mayor!

[FANTINE]
Can this be?

[VALJEAN]
Where will she end -
This child without a friend?

I've seen your face before
Show me some way to help you
How have you come to grief
In a place such as this?

[FANTINE]
M'sieur, don't mock me now, I pray
It's hard enough I've lost my pride
You let your foreman send me away
Yes, you were there, and turned aside
I never did no wrong

[VALJEAN]
Is it true, what I have done?

[FANTINE]
My daughter's close to dying...

[VALJEAN]
To an innocent soul?

[FANTINE]
If there's a God above

[VALJEAN]
Had I only known then...

[FANTINE]
He'd let me die instead

[VALJEAN]
In His name my task has just begun
I will see it done!

[JAVERT]
But M'sieur Mayor!

[VALJEAN]
I will see it done!

[JAVERT]
But M'sieur Mayor!

[VALJEAN]
I will see it done!

[VOICES]
Look out! It's a runaway cart!


Les Miserables Song List

Overture / Work Song

Les Miserables Cast 

Valjean Arrested/Valjean Forgiven

Les Miserables Cast 

What Have I Done?

Les Miserables Cast 

At the End of the Day

Les Miserables Cast 

I Dreamed a Dream

Les Miserables Cast 

Lovely Ladies

Les Miserables Cast 

Who Am I?

Les Miserables Cast 

Fantine's Arrest / Come to Me / Fantine's Death/

Les Miserables Cast 

Confrontation

Les Miserables Cast 

Castle on a Cloud

Les Miserables Cast 

Master of the House

Les Miserables Cast 

The Thenardier Waltz of Treachery

Les Miserables Cast 

Stars

Les Miserables Cast 

Look Down

Les Miserables Cast 

Red and Black - The ABC Cafe

Les Miserables Cast 

Do You Hear the People Sing?

Les Miserables Cast 

In My Life

Les Miserables Cast 

A Heart Full of Love

Les Miserables Cast 

Plumet Attack

Les Miserables Cast 

One Day More!

Les Miserables Cast 

At the Barricade

Les Miserables Cast 

On My Own

Les Miserables Cast 

Upon These Stones / Building the Barricade

Les Miserables Cast 

Javert at the Barricade/Little People

Les Miserables Cast 

A Little Fall of Rain

Les Miserables Cast 

Night Of Anguish

Les Miserables Cast 

The First Attack

Les Miserables Cast 

The night / Drink With Me

Les Miserables Cast 

Bring Him Home

Les Miserables Cast 

Dawn of Anguish

 

The Second Attack (Death of Gavroche)

 

Dog Eats Dog

Les Miserables Cast 

Javert's Suicide

Les Miserables Cast 

Turning

Les Miserables Cast 

Empty Chairs at Empty Tables

Les Miserables Cast 

Wedding Chorale/Beggars at the Feast

Les Miserables Cast 

Finale

Les Miserables Cast 

Other Songs
The Bargain

Les Miserables Cast 

The Robbery

Les Miserables Cast 

Javert's Intervention

Les Miserables Cast 

Eponine'e Errand

Les Miserables Cast 

Javert's Arrival

Les Miserables Cast 

The Final Battle

Les Miserables Cast 

Valjean's Confession

Les Miserables Cast 

Everyday

Les Miserables Cast 

Finale 2

Les Miserables Cast 

Fantine's Arrest / Come to Me / Fantine's Death/ Lyrics by Les Miserables Cast from Les Miserables Soundtrack (1987). Rating: 4.2/5 (20 votes)