"Éponine's Errand" is an important scene in which Marius asks Éponine to discover where Cosette lives and then take him to her. It is clear that Éponine is reluctant to encourage the brewing romance between Marius and Cosette, but because of her love for Marius, she cooperates. This scene is not in the book in the same way. The music was based off Eponine's orginal solo called L'un vers l'autre, which was later replaced by On My Own.
The lyrics were written by Herbert Kretzmer.
[Éponine is alone in the square.]
Cosette! Now I remember!
Cosette! How can it be?
We were children together
Look what's become of me...
Good God! Oh, what a rumpus!
That girl, who can she be?
That cop! He'd like to jump us
But he ain't smart, not he.
Éponine, who was that girl?
Some bourgeois two-a-penny thing!
Éponine, find her for me!
What will you give me?
Got you all excited now
But God knows what you see in her
Ain't you all delighted now
[Marius offers her money, but she refuses.]
No, I don't want your money sir...
Éponine, do this for me...
Discover where she lives
But careful how you go
Don't let your father know...
'Ponine! I'm lost until she's found!
You see, I told you so!
There's lots of things I know...
'Ponine... she knows her way around...
- 2012: After Eponine says her first bit,
Marius's part: Good God! Oh, what a rumpus!
Marius: That girl, who can she be?
Éponine: That cop! He'd like to jump us But he ain't smart, not he.
Is cut out in the film.
- The song doesn't appear in 10th anniversary concert version.