[JAVERT] Fm Valjean, at last, Eb/F We see each other plain Fm `M'sieur le Mayor,' Bb/F Fm You'll wear a different chain! [VALJEAN] Fm Before you say another word, Javert Eb/F Before you chain me up like a slave again Fm Bb/F Listen to me! There is something I must do. Fm This woman leaves behind a suffering child. Eb/F There is none but me who can intercede, Fm Bb/F In Mercy's name, three days are all I need. Ab Then I'll return, I pledge my word. Eb [JAVERT] Then I'll return... You must think me mad! Gb I've hunted you across the years Dbsus4 A man like you can never change Db Cm A man such as you. [VALJEAN and JAVERT (in counterpoint)] Fm Believe of me what you will (Men like me can never change) Eb/F There is a duty that I'm sworn to do (Men like you can never change) Fm You know nothing of my life (No,) Bb/F All I did was steal some bread (24601) Fm You know nothing of the world (My duty's to the law - you have no rights) Eb/F You would sooner see me dead (Come with me 24601) Fm But not before I see this justice (Now the wheel has turned around) Bb/F done (Jean Valjean is nothing now) Fm I am warning you Javert (Dare you talk to me of crime) Eb/F I'm a stronger man by far (And the price you had to pay) Fm There is power in me yet (Every man is born in sin) Bb/F My race is not yet run (Every man must choose his way) Fm I am warning you Javert (You know nothing of Javert) Eb/F There is nothing I won't dare (I was born inside a jail) Fm If I have to kill you here (I was born with scum like you) Bb/F I'll do what must be done! (I am from the gutter too!) Fm Dbsus4 F F/E Dm7 F/C Bb And this I swear to you tonight Bb/A Gm7 There is no place for you to hide C F Your child will live within my care F/E Dm7 Wherever you may hide away F/C Bbmaj7 And I will raise her to the light. C F I swear to you, I will be there!