No Place Like London Lyrics

Original Broadway production 1979
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street the Musical - No Place Like London Lyrics


ANTHONY:
I have sailed the world, beheld it's wonders
From the Dardanelles
To the mountains of Peru,
But there's no place like London!
I feel home again.

I could hear the city bells
Ring whatever I would do.
No there's no pl-

TODD:
No, there's no place like London.

ANTHONY:
Mr. Todd, sir?

TODD:
You are young.
Life has been kind to you.
You will learn.

So Anthony, it is here we go our several ways. Farewell,
I shall not soon forget the good ship "Bountiful" nor the young man who saved my life.

BEGGAR WOMAN:
Alms!...Alms!...
For a mis'rable woman
On a mis'rable chilly morning
Thank yer, sir, thank yer.

'Ow would you like a little squiff, dear,
A little jig jig,
A little bounce around the bush?
Wouldn't you like to push me crumpet?
It looks to me, dear
Like you got plenty there to push!

Alms!...Alms!...
For a pitiful woman
Wot's got wanderin' wits...
Hey, don't I know you, Mister?

TODD:
Must you glare at me, woman? Off with you, off, I say!

BEGGAR WOMAN:
Then 'ow would you like to fish me squiff, mister?
We'll go jig jig
A little-

TODD:
Off, I said. To the devil with you!

BEGGAR WOMAN:
Alms!...Alms!...
For a desperate woman...

ANTHONY:
Pardon me, sir, but there's no need to fear the likes of her.
She was only a half-crazed beggar woman. London's full of them.

TODD:
There's a hole in the world
Like a great black pit
And the vermin of the world
Inhabit it
And it's morals aren't worth
What a pig could spit
And it goes by the name of London.

At the top of the hole
Sit the privileged few,
Making mock of the vermin
In the lower zoo,
Turning beauty into filth and greed.
I too
Have sailed the world and seen its wonders,
For the cruelty of men
Is as wondrous as Peru,
But there's no place like London!

[Thanks to Sam Wilkes for lyrics]

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