The Barber and His Wife Lyrics

Original Broadway production 1979
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street the Musical - The Barber and His Wife Lyrics


TODD:
There was a barber and his wife
And she was beautiful.
A foolish barber and his wife.
She was his reason and his life,
And she was beautiful.
And she was virtuous.
And he was...
Naive.

There was another man who saw
That she was beautiful.
A pious vulture of the law
Who with a gesture of his claw
Removed the barber from his plate.
Then there was nothing but to wait
And she would fall.
So soft,
So young,
So lost
And oh, so beautiful!

ANTHONY:
The lady, sir - did she succumb?

TODD:
Oh, that was many years ago...
I doubt if anyone would know.

Now, leave me, Anthony, I beg of you.
There's somewhere I must go, something I must find out. Now. And alone.

ANTHONY:
So long then, Mr. Todd.

TODD:
There's a hole in the world
Like a great black pit
And it's filled with people
Who are filled with shit
And the vermin of the world
Inhabit it...

[Thanks to Sam Wilkes for lyrics]

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