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Am 01/14 14:00  Tundra Slosek yscrifef:

> It is from the Broadway version of Les Miserables. It's from the song
> Fontine sings at her deathbed, which has some other nice images in it as
> well as being rather touching. I do not know who actually penned that
> lyric (I'm sure it shows on my CDs at home, I can look it up if you are
> interested).
>
The lyrics are attributed to Herber Kreutzer.  The words come from the
song I Dreamed a Dream after Fantine is thrown out of the factory rather
than the song Fantine's Death: Come to Me.  The whole stanza is:

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
As they turn your dream to shame
He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came

The musical Les Miserables does death and tragedy very well.  My
favourite piece would have to be Bring Him Home.

- andrew.
--
Andrew Smith, Intheologus                       [log in to unmask]

                      "Piskie, Piskie, say Amen
                   Doon on your knees and up agen."

                    "Presbie, Presbie, dinna bend;
                   Sit ye doon on mon's chief end."
                               - Attributions unknown.