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Intro: D  D     Bm  Bm     G  A

D              D                 Bm   Bm        
   I dreamed a dream in time gone by
G                G          
   When hope was high
               Em7     A    
And life worth living
D                 D               Bm7      Bm  
   I dreamed that love would never die
G                 G                Em7           A
   I dreamed that God would be forgiving
D              D               Bm           Bm  
   Then I was young and unafraid
G                  G                     Em7      A    
   And dreams were made and used and wasted
D               D            Bm7              Bm  
   There was no ransom to be paid
G             G              Em7              A 
   No song unsung, no wine untasted

B                         Em
   But the tigers come at night
B              B7             E           
   With their voices soft as thunder
A                          Dm
   As they tear your hope apart
A                               D   Em   Gbm   G   A           
   And they turn your dream to shame

D              D           Bm    Bm         
   He slept a summer by my side
G                G                Em7       A
   He filled my days with endless wonder
D              D               Bm7        Bm  
   He took my childhood in his stride
G             A          A      D    A   Am   B
   But he was gone when autumn came

E              E                   Dbm7        Dbm  
   And still I dream he'll come to me
A                A               Gbm7         B
   That we will live the years together
E                E                  Dbm7       Dbm  
   But there are dreams that cannot be
A                 A               Gbm7         B   E  E   
   And there are storms we cannot weather

Dbm7        Dbm                A    A            
   I had a dream my life would be
Gbm7            B                  E
   So different from this hell I'm living
             E                Dbm7            Dbm  
So different now from what it seemed
A               B                  E                 
   Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.

Outro: E     Dbm7   Dbm     A   B   E
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  1. I absolutely LURV THIS SONG!!! (I saw Les Miz with my dad and have been obsessed ever since…) It’s a little hard but once you get the hang of all the chords it’s pretty easy…

  2. If ur on +1, then the last chord shouldn’t be E it should be an F :)

  3. The easiest chords are at -2 but it won’t be in the key to sing along

  4. Star, mine were like that too

  5. AMAZING! When I played it, it reminds me of the sad life story of Fantine. Her song moved me to tears and my family was looking at me like “wtf why are u crying???” Lol

  6. eyesore8192

    This is absolutely perfect, I went with some minimal finger picking instead of strumming and it was gorgeous

  7. If you want to sing it like Anne Hathaway did, the use +1.

  8. Thatukeperson

    I love les mis and but this sounds a bit cheery on uke uke but it’s still great. The -2 chords are quite easy but a bit low?

  9. I love This Musical!

  10. This is perfect. But just an FYI, if you play for the original Broadway recording it should be on capo 1. Just so anyone knows :)

  11. This is perfect. Well done sir! (Or Madame. I don’t discriminate)

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