Les Miserables, "Do You Hear the People Sing?" was sung in the capitol rotunda in Madison, Wisconsin at 1pm on Sunday February 27th, 2011 to protest Governor Scott Walker's Budget Repair Bill.

This video was taken from the 2nd floor balcony with a canon powershot SD500 digital elph camera (so low quality, sorry).

Soloists in the middle of the rotunda sang the first and second verses, while people throughout the entire capitol on all levels jumped in for the chorus.

OPENING:
Snare drum and trumpet fanfare.

SOLOISTS:
Do you hear the people sing,
singing the song of working men?
It is the music of a people who will not be slaves again.

When the beating of your heart
echoes the beating of the drums,
there is a life about to start when tomorrow comes.

Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Beyond the mass parade, is there a world you long to see?
Then join in the fight that will give you the right to be free.

EVERYONE:
Do you hear the people sing,
singing the songs of working men?
It is the music of a people who will not be slaves again.
When the beating of your heart
echoes the beating of the drums,
there is a life about to start when tomorrow comes.

SOLOISTS:
Will you dedicate your all
so that our freedom may advance?
Some will stand and some will fall.
Will you stand up and take your chance?
Let’s fill the Rotunda ‘til everyone joins in the chants.

EVERYONE:
Do you hear the people sing,
singing the songs of working men?
It is the music of a people who will not be slaves again.

When the beating of your heart
echoes the beating of the drums,
there is a life about to start when tomorrow comes.

EVERYONE repeats chorus one more time.

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