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Family's Stay-at-Home Version of Les Mis's 'One Day More' Goes Viral

Marsh Family

A British family has gone viral for singing a version of "One Day More" from Les Miserables, with new lyrics that resonate with the current health situation.

"One day more, another day another destiny, shopping for online delivery. I tried again only to find, there's nothing till September time," the family sings in acknowledgment of the stay-at-home and social distancing orders that have swept the world.

The clever lyrics address the day-to-day changes required where the world is now: bathroom sharing, homeschooling, difficulties Skyping with Grandma, and waiting for a vaccine. The original version is from the musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel of the same name about suffering in 19th-century France.

The singers are members of the Marsh family from Faversham, Kent in England. In an interview with KentOnline, father Ben Marsh, a history lecturer, said they were "overwhelmed" by the reaction to the video, which has received millions of views on social media and has been aired on mainstream outlets like Good Morning America.

“It has been a bit of a strange day. We obviously hit a nerve,” he said. “We always get together and do sing-alongs anyway and the kids play instruments."

Watch the video below.

Tags: Music, Theater

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