Monday, May 7, 2012

College version of Les Miserables' One Day More

Someone shared this very clever song done by a very talented crew of students at Patrick Henry College. It has been a long time since I have had to study for an exam, but it has it struck a cord (hehe get the pun?) because of the talent, the many students I know who are in finals right now, and the fact that it is based on Les Miserables.

A variety of students are on the verge of ending their school year and, of course, because they are out of their minds with study, they break out into song!

I was able to track down the author of the piece and get the lyrics from him. They are posted below.





One Day More: Parody Lyrics

Senior (Gregory/Josh)
One day more,
Another day, another destiny,
A few more hours and I’ll be finally free.
Tomorrow I can celebrate, I’ll be all set to graduate.
One day more.

Guy (Erik)
The summer’s just around the bend,
To some it’s just a change of weather.

Senior (Gregory/Josh)
One day more.

Guy/Girl (Erik/Abbey)
But to us it means an end,
It means that we won’t be together.

Freshman (Marjorie)
One more day I’m on my own.

Guy/Girl (Erik/Abbey)
For tomorrow we must part.

Freshman (Marjorie)
One more day without my parents.

Guy/Girl (Erik/Abbey)
Will I see your face at all?

Freshman (Marjorie)
It’s been so long since I’ve been home.

Guy/Girl (Erik/Abbey)
I cannot bear to wait ‘til fall.

Freshman (Marjorie)
But I’ve survived my freshman year.

Underclassman (Amy)
One more day before the storm!

Upperclassman (Josh/Gregory)
Seven pages still remain.

Underclassman (Amy)
I have my final test tomorrow

Upperclassman (Josh/Gregory)
My paper’s due this afternoon

Underclassman (Amy)
I’ve studied all week in my dorm

Upperclassman (Josh/Gregory)
I should probably start it soon.

Underclassman (Amy)
I hope that I will be prepared.

All:
The time is now.
The day is here.

Senior (Gregory/Josh)
One day more!

Underclassman (Amy)
One more day ‘til we are finished
We all want to finish strong.
I’ll deactivate my Facebook,
So it will not steer me wrong!

Senior (Gregory/Josh)
One day more!

Professor (Josh/Gregory)
Finals week is here,
My exams are tough,
Students live in fear, they know it will be rough,
Just before they’re freed,
I want to make them sweat
If they skip the reading they deserve what they get.

All:
Group 1: One day left to the semester
      Group 2: No more classes to attend.
1: Every student can rejoice.
            2: Every student should rejoice.
1: No assignments that can pester.
            2: No assignments due at all.
All: Do you hear the people sing?

Guy (Erik)
I cannot bear
To part with you!

Gregory/Josh
One day more!

Guy/Girl Erik/Abbey
The summer’s is just around the bend
Underclassman Amy
One more day ‘til we are finished
We all want to finish strong.
I’ll deactivate my Facebook,
So it will not steer me wrong!
Freshman Marjorie
One more day all on my own.
Senior Gregory/Josh
One day more!
Guy/Girl Erik/Abbey
But to us it means an end,
Freshman Marjorie
It’s been so long since I’ve been home.
Professor Josh/Gregory
Finals week is here,
My exams are tough,
Students live in fear, they know it will be rough,
Guy/Girl Erik/Abbey
It means that we won’t be together.
Senior Gregory/Josh
Tomorrow we'll be far away
Tomorrow is our final day.
All:
Tomorrow we’ll discover
What our dear professors have in store.
One more dawn.
One more day.
One day more!


Song adapted from Les Miserables with lyrics by Gregory Escobar.

Posted by Jeremiah Lorrig 



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