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Michael Ball and Lea Salonga perform "A Little Fall of Rain" 10th anniversary concert

A Little Fall of Rain is a duet from Les Misérables, sung by the characters of Éponine Thénardier and Marius Pontmercy. It is one of the most popular in the musical, after I Dreamed a Dream, and is also one of the most emotional. A Little Fall of Rain is the death of Éponine after she delivered the letter to Cosette, and when she returned to Marius, was shot. She and Marius sing this as Éponine is dying. At the end of the song, Eponine is singing while Marius is interjecting, repeating each phrase as she sings it. She, however, dies before she can sing the last word, and Marius is left to finish the song over her body. 

In different versions Eponine is either delerious or trying to comfort Marius depending on the actress.

LyricsEdit

MARIUS

Good God, what are you doing?

‘Ponine, have you no fear?

Have you seen my beloved?

Why have you come back here?

ÉPONINE

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Samantha Barks and Nick Jonas performing "A Little Fall of Rain" in the 25th Anniversary Concert.

Took the letter like you said

I met her father at the door

He said he would give it

I don't think I can stand anymore

MARIUS

Éponine, what's wrong?

There's something wet upon your hair

Éponine, you're hurt

You need some help

Oh, God, it's everywhere!

ÉPONINE

Don't you fret, M'sieur Marius

I don't feel any pain

A little fall of rain

Can hardly hurt me now

You're here, that's all I need to know



And you will keep me safe

And you will keep me close

And rain will make the flowers grow.

MARIUS

But you will live, ‘Ponine— dear God above,

If I could heal your wounds with words of love.

ÉPONINE

Just hold me now, and let it be.

Shelter me, comfort me

MARIUS

You would live a hundred years

If I could show you how

I won't desert you now...

ÉPONINE

The rain can't hurt me now

This rain will wash away what's past

And you will keep me safe

And you will keep me close

I'll sleep in your embrace at last.



The rain that brings you here

Is heaven blessed!

The skies begin to clear

And I'm at rest



A breath away from where you are

I've come home from so far



So don't you fret, M'sieur Marius

I don't feel any pain

A little fall of rain

Can hardly hurt me now

That's all I need to know

And you will keep me safe

And you will keep me close

MARIUS (in counterpoint)

Hush-a-bye, dear Éponine,

You won't feel any pain

A little fall of rain

Can hardly hurt you now

I'm here



I will stay with you

Till you are sleeping

ÉPONINE

And rain...

MARIUS

And rain...

ÉPONINE

Will make the flowers...

MARIUS

Will make the flowers... grow...

ENJOLRAS

She is the first to fall

The first of us to fall upon this barricade

MARIUS

Her name was Éponine

Her life was cold and dark,

Yet she was unafraid.

COMBEFERRE

We fight here in her name

PROUVAIRE

She will not die in vain.

LESGLES

She will not be betrayed.

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