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Empty Chairs at Empty Tables – Les Miserables

Difficulty: Medium

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  • _C
  • _D
    _C#
    _Db
  • _E
    _D#
    _Eb
  • _F
  • _G
    _F#
    _Gb
  • _A
    _G#
    _Ab
  • _B
    _A#
    _Bb
  • .C
  • .D
    .C#
    .Db
  • .E
    .D#
    .Eb
  • .F
  • .G
    .F#
    .Gb
  • .A
    .G#
    .Ab
  • .B
    .A#
    .Bb
  • C
  • D
    C#
    Db
  • E
    D#
    Eb
  • F
  • G
    F#
    Gb
  • A
    G#
    Ab
  • B
    A#
    Bb
  • ^C
  • ^D
    ^C#
    ^Db
  • ^E
    ^D#
    ^Eb
  • ^F
  • ^G
    ^F#
    ^Gb
  • ^A
    ^G#
    ^Ab
  • ^B
    ^A#
    ^Bb
  • *C
  • *D
    *C#
    *Db
  • *E
    *D#
    *Eb
  • *F
  • *G
    *F#
    *Gb
  • *A
    *G#
    *Ab
  • *B
    *A#
    *Bb
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Sung by Eddie Redmayne in the stage play and feature film,  Les Misérables.  It's a mournful, simple melody with a medium range, making it perfect for beginners. You may find the letter notes easier to play if you shift them up a bit, especially if you're on flute or recorder, as this song is quite low. Happy practice!

 

A             A      B        A        G     F     F-E
There's a grief that can't be spoken,

A              A    B      A     G   F   E-G
There's a pain goes on and on.

G - G         A       G     F-E      E-D
Empty chairs at empty tables,

E          F          E          E       .B     C       E
Now my friends are dead and gone...

 

A            A           B      A    G-F-F-E
Here they talked of revolution,

A       A     B        A    G      F   E-G
Here it was they lit the flame,

G           G        A         G-F     E-E-D
Here they sang about tomorrow

E             F-E-E        .B-C     .A
And tomorrow never came...

 

C           C      C-C    D   C    C-.A
From the table in the corner,

C              D      D#    F   G      F-D
They could see a world reborn,

D         E          F        A       A-G       G-E
And they rose with voices ringing...

 

C  ^D  ^D   ^D   ^C#
I can hear them now

^C   ^D-^E    ^F    ^E     ^D      A      F
The very words that they have sung

^F-^G      ^F     ^E     ^D-A-F
Became their last communion

^C   ^C   ^D-^C   Bb-A-A     G    A
On this lonely barricade, at dawn...

 

A      A           B         A         G           F-F      E
Oh my friends, my friends forgive me

A      A     B     A      G     F    E-G
That I live and you are gone

G            G     A       G       F      E      E-D
There's a grief that can't be spoken,

E            F      E        E      .A    .B    E
There's a pain goes on and on...

 

^C#-^C#  ^D#-^C#   B   A     A-G#
Phantom   faces    at    the    window,

^C#-^C#  ^D#-^C#  B  A  G#-B
Phantom shadows on the floor,

B - B       ^C#    B   A-G#   G#-F#
Empty chairs at empty tables

G#           A          G#     G#    D#    E     G#
Where my friends will meet no more...

 

^C# ^C# ^D#   ^C#   ^E   ^D#  ^D#  G#
Oh my friends, my friends don't ask me

^C#   ^C#  ^D#-^C#-B   A  G#-B
What  your   sacrifice   was   for

B-B        ^C#    B    A-G#   G#-E
Empty chairs at empty tables

G#           A       G#    G#    D#   E    C#
Where my friend will sing no more...

 

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