The Barber and His Wife lyrics

- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The Barber and His Wife lyrics

The Barber and His Wife

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...

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: And the lady, sir, did she succumb?

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

[dialogue]

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...
Last Update: December, 24th 2013


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