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A Little Priest
Mrs Lovett
Thats all very well but what we gonna do about him?
Sweeney Todd
Later on when its dark well take it to some secret place and bury him
Mrs Lovett
Oh yeah. Of course we could do that. I dont spose hes got any relatives gonna come pokin round lookin for him.

Mrs. Lovett
Seems a downright shame...

Sweeney Todd
Shame?

Mrs. Lovett
Seems an awful waste...
Such a nice, plump frame
Wot's 'is name has...
Had...
Has
Nor it can't be traced...
Bus'ness 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!
Bus'ness 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!

[Simultaneously]

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
It's an idea...

Sweeney Todd
Mrs. Lovett, how I've lived
Without you all these years, I'll never know!
How delectable!
Also undetectable!

Mrs. Lovett
Think about it!
Lots of other gentlemen'll
Soon be comin' for a shave,
Won't they?
Think of
All them
Pies!

Sweeney Todd
How choice!
How
Rare!
For 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!

BOTH:
And [ Mrs. Lovett: Then] who are we to deny it in here?

Sweeney Todd
(spoken) These are desperate times,
Mrs. Lovett, and desperate measures are called for!

Mrs. Lovett
Here we are, now! Hot out of the oven!

Sweeney Todd
What is that?

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, y'see, the trouble with poet is
'Ow do you know it's deceased?
Try the priest!
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
Ev'rybody shaves,
So there should be plenty of flavors!

Sweeney Todd
How gratifying for once to know

BOTH
That those above will serve those down below

Sweeney Todd
What is that?

Mrs. Lovett
It's fop.
Finest in the shop.
And 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,
That's compacter!

Sweeney Todd
Ah but always arrives overdone!
I'll come again when you have judge on the menu!
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,

BOTH
And to anyone
At all!

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