That version of the song is my favorite now, though, and I say that without reservation. The way it begins so softly--revolution starts with a whisper, you know--and then builds and builds until the whole street--the whole city, it seems--is swept up in the people's song. Oh, and having Javert show up and save Courfeyrac's life is pretty cool.
And just because I've been putting up lyrics for every other song, I'll just write my favorite verse of the song here and it's counterpart in the finale (yes, I can do it from memory)...
Will you give all you can give so that our banner may advance?
Some will fall and some will live,
Will you stand up and take your chance?
The blood of the martyrs will water the meadows of France.
They will live again in freedom in the garden of the Lord,
They will walk behind the plowshare,
They will put away the sword,
The chain will be broken and all men will have their reward.