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Do You Hear the People Sing?
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The song is sung near the end of the first act, and is once again sung by almost the entire cast at the end of the musical's Finale. Instrumentally, the theme is also prominent in the battle scenes. In the film , it is performed after One Day More. The lyrics were written by Herbert Kretzmer. Enjolras: Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men? It is the music of a people Who will not be slaves again!
Considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century, Hugo's Les Miserables depicts the life and struggles of working-class French people culminating in a student uprising which ends tragically. Sung twice during the musical, "Do you hear the people sing" is a call to revolution. The chorus goes:. Protesters in the US state of Wisconsin sung it in , as did activists during Ukraine's Euromaidan movement and Istanbul's Gezi Park protests, both in The song also became the unofficial anthem during the Occupy Hong Kong movement of Recent protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city over the controversial proposal to extradite people, including foreigners, to the mainland, have seen it sung again with footage widely shared on social media.
Singing a song of angry men? It is the music of a people Who will not be slaves again! When the beating of your heart Echos the beating of the drums There is a life about to start When tomorrow comes! Combeferre Will you join in our crusade? Who will be strong and stand with me?
Watch: Hong Kong protesters sing Les Miserables' 'Do you hear the people sing?'
Protesters in Hong Kong have adopted a popular protest anthem in recent days as they enter into their 10th week of anti-government demonstrations. What initially started as a protest against a proposed bill that would allow for the extradition of Hong Kong residents to mainland China for trial has ballooned into fight to uphold democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Scores of protesters have been occupying Hong Kong International Airport, one of the world's busiest transit hubs in the world, where they've disrupted flights and crippled operations for over five days. Airport protests have taken particular aim at allegations of police brutality against protesters. The song was also popular with protesters during the Umbrella Movement, which called for fair and free elections in the city.
It is sung twice in the stage musical. The song is first sung in Act I by Enjolras and the other students at the ABC Cafe as they prepare themselves to launch a rebellion in the streets of Paris during the funeral procession of General Jean Maximilien Lamarque. The song is sung again in the finale as the final song of the musical. This second version, which immediately follows a number by Jean Valjean and others, is sung by the entire cast with revised lyrics, and becomes progressively louder with each stanza. The song is a revolutionary call for people to overcome adversity.
Do You Hear the People Sing? lyrics