Valjean (to Cosette):
Hush now, do not be afraid of me
Don't cry, show me where you live
Tell me my child, what is your name?
I'm called Cosette
Valjean (to Thenardiers):
I found her wandering in the woods,
This little child.
I found her trembling in the shadows
Now I am here to take Cosette
I will settle any debt you may think proper
I will pay... What I must pay
To take Cosette away.
There is a duty i must heed,
There is a promise i have made.
For I was blind to one in need,
I did not see what stood before me.
Now her mother is with God.
Fantine's suffering is over.
And I speak here in her voice,
And I stand here in her place.
And from this day, forever more...
May I take your coat M'sieur?
Cosette will live in my protection
You are very welcome here
And I shall not forsake my vow
Take a glass, take a chair
Cosette will have a father now
What to do? What to say?
Shall you carry our treasure away?
What a gem! What a pearl!
Beyond rubies is our little girl!
How can we speak of debt?
Let's not haggle for darling Colette!
Dear Fantine, gone to rest
Have we done for her child what is best?
Shared our bread, shared each bone
Treated her like she's one of our own!
Like our own, Monsieur!
Your feelings do you credit, sir
And I will ease the parting blow
[He pays them.]
Let us not talk of bargains or bones or greed
Now, may I say, we are agreed?
That would quite fit the bill
If she hadn't so often been ill
Little dear, cost us dear
Medicines are expensive, M'sieur
Not that we begrudged a sou
It's no more than we Christians must do!
One thing more, one small doubt
There are treacherous people about
No offense, please reflect
Your intentions may not be... correct?
No more words, here's your price.
Fifteen hundred for your "sacrifice"
Come, Cosette, say goodbye,
Let us seek out some friendlier sky.
Thank you both for Cosette
It won't take you too long to forget.
[Valjean and Cosette leave the inn.]
Come, Cosette, come, my dear
From now on I will always be here
Where I go, you will be.
Will there be children
And castles to see?
Yes, it's true
There's a castle just waiting for you...