Sweeney Todd: A Little Priest Songtext
von Stephen Sondheim

Sweeney Todd: A Little Priest Songtext

Mrs. Lovett: Seems a downright shame...
Sweeney todd: "shame?"
Mrs. lovett: Seems an awful waste
Such a nice, plump frame
What's his name has...
Nor it can't be traced
Business needs a lift
Debts to be erased
Think of it as thrift
As a gift!
If you get my drift...
Seems an awful waste...
I mean, with the price of meat
What it is
When you get it...
If you get it...
Sweeney todd: "ah!"
Mrs. lovett: good, you got it!

Take for instance, mrs. mooney and her pie shop!
Business never better, using only pussycats and toast!
Now a pussy's good for maybe six or seven at the most!
And i'm sure they can't compare as far as taste!
Sweeney todd: Mrs. lovett, what a charming notion
Mrs. lovett: Well, it does seem a waste...
Sweeney todd: Eminently practical
And yet appropriate as always!
Mrs. lovett, how i live did without you all these years
I'll never know!
How delectable!
Also undetectable!
How choice!
How rare!
Mrs. lovett: Think about it!
Lots of other gentlemen'll
Soon be comin' for a shave
Won't they?
Think of
All them
Sweeney todd: What's the sound of the world out there?
Mrs. lovett: What, mr. todd?
What, mr. todd?
What is that sound?
Sweeney todd: Those crunching noises pervading the air!
Mrs. lovett: Yes, mr. todd!
Yes, mr. todd!
Yes, all around!
Sweeney todd: It's man devouring man, my dear
Ambos: And who are we to deny it in here?
Mrs. lovett: It's priest
Have a little priest
Sweeney todd: Is it really good?
Mrs. lovett: Sir, it's too good, at least!
Then again, they don't commit sins of the flesh
So it's pretty fresh
Sweeney todd: Awful lot of fat?
Mrs. lovett: Only where it sat
Sweeney todd: Haven't you got poet or something like that?
Mrs. lovett: No, you see, the trouble with poet is
How do you know it's deceased?
Try the priest!
Mrs. Lovett: "Lawyer's rather nice"
Sweeney todd: If it's for a price
Mrs. lovett: Order something else, though, to follow
Since no one should swallow it twice!
Sweeney todd: Anything that's lean?
Mrs. lovett: Well, then, if you're british and loyal
You might enjoy royal marine!
Anyway, it's clean
Though of course, it tastes of wherever it's been!
Sweeney todd: Is that squire
On the fire?
Mrs. lovett: Mercy no, sir, look closer
You'll notice it's grocer!
Sweeney todd: Looks thicker
More like vicar!
Mrs. lovett: No, it has to be grocer...
It's green!
Sweeney todd: The history of the world, my love...
Mrs. lovett: Save a lot of graves
Do a lot of relatives favors
Sweeney todd: Is those below serving those up above!
Mrs. lovett: Everybody shaves
So there should be plenty of flavors!
Sweeney todd: How gratifying for once to know
Ambos: That those above will serve those down below!
Sweeney todd: "What is that?"
Mrs. lovett: It's fop
Finest in the shop
Or we have some shepherd's pie peppered
With actual shepherd on top!
And i've just begun...
Here's the politician, so oily
It's served with a doily
Have one!
Sweeney todd: Put it on a bun
Well, you never know if it's going to run!
Mrs. lovett: Try the friar
Fried, it's drier!
Sweeney todd: No, the clergy is really
Too coarse and too mealy!
Mrs. lovett: Then actor
It's compacter!
Sweeney todd: Yes and always arrives overdone
I'll come again when you have judge on the menu!
Sweeney Todd: Have charity towards the world, my pet!
Mrs. lovett: Yes, yes, i know, my love!
Sweeney todd: We'll take the customers that we can get!
Mrs. lovett: High-born and low, my love
Sweeney todd: We'll not discriminate great from small
No, we'll serve anyone
Meaning anyone
Mrs. lovett: We'll serve anyone
Ambos: And to anyone
At all!

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