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Les Miserables – Fantine's Death (Come To Me) lyrics

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.

Oh Fantine, your time is running out
But Fantine, I swear this on my life

Look M'sieur, where all the children play...

Be at peace
Be at peace evermore

My Cosette...

Shall live in my protection

Take her now...

Your child will want for nothing

Good M'sieur, you come from God in heaven

And none will ever harm Cosette as long as I am living

Take my hand, the night grows ever colder

And I will keep you warm

Take my child, I give her to your keeping

Take shelter from the storm

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

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    Katie Tucker
    This is song is from the musical Les Miserables which takes place in France 1813-1832, and the scene features characters Jean Valjean and Fantine. The year is 1822 and Fantine is very ill and very close to death. At the beginning of the song, she is hallucinating that she is with her daughter Cosette (who is in the "care" of the greedy Thernadiers since Fantine is a single mother). Valjean notices that since Fantine is hallucinating about Cosette then she must be close to death. He, being a very devout Catholic, blesses her soul for God telling her to "be at peace evermore". Fantine notices that Cosette is gone (though she was never there in the first place) saying "My Cosette..." Valjean promises to find and take care of the little girl and Fantine gives him custody of her. She thanks Vlajean for his kindness ("you come from God in Heaven"). She knows that her time is up and asks Valjean to stay with her until she passes so she won't be alone. She tells him to tell Cosette that she loves her and she'll see her again in Heaven. And while singing the lyric "when I wake..." She passes and her stuffing is over.
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