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The First Attack Lyrics 

The First Attack Song Lyrics


(Enjolras gives Valjean a gun)

ENJOLRAS
Take this and use it well!
But if you shoot us in the back,
You'll never live to tell.

STUDENT ONE
Platoon of sappers advancing toward the barricade!

STUDENT TWO
Troops behind them, fifty men or more!

ENJOLRAS
Fire!

(Gunfire is heard)

FEUILLY
Sniper!

(Valjean shoots a sniper who is aiming at Enjolras)

LESGLES
See how they run away!

GRANTAIRE
By God we've won the day!

ENJOLRAS
They will be back again,
Make an attack again.
(To Valjean.)
For your presence of mind
For the deed you have done
I will thank you M'sieur
When our battle is won.

VALJEAN
Give me no thanks M'sieur
There is something you can do.

ENJOLRAS
If it is in my power.

VALJEAN
Give me the spy Javert
Let me take care of him!

JAVERT
The law is inside out
The world is upside down

ENJOLRAS
Do what you have to do,
The man belongs to you.

The enemy may be regrouping. Hold yourself in readiness.
Come my friends, back to your positions.
The night is falling fast.

VALJEAN
We meet again.

JAVERT
You've hungered for this all your life;
Take your revenge!
How right you should kill with a knife!

(Valjean cuts the ropes which bind Javert.)

VALJEAN
You talk too much,
Your life is safe in my hands.

JAVERT
Don't understand

VALJEAN
Get out of here.

JAVERT
Valjean, take care!
I'm warning you...

VALJEAN
Clear out of here.

JAVERT
Once a thief, forever a thief
What you want you always steal!
You would trade your life for mine.
Yes, Valjean, you want a deal!
Shoot me now for all I care!
If you let me go, beware,
You'll still answer to Javert!

VALJEAN
You are wrong, and always have been wrong.
I'm a man, no worse than any man.
You are free, and there are no conditions,
No bargains or petitions.
There's nothing that I blame you for
You've done your duty, nothing more.
If I come out of this alive, you'll find me
At number fifty-five Rue Plumet
No doubt our paths will cross again.

(Valjean fires his gun into the air, Javert leaves quickly. Muted applause from the students who think Javert has been shot)

ENJOLRAS
Courfeyrac, you take the watch
They won't attack until it's light
Everybody stay awake
We must be ready for the fight
For the final fight
Let no one sleep tonight!


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

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Night Of Anguish

Les Miserables Cast 

The First Attack

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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

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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 

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