Shattercane and Velvetgrass Lyrics

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Lizzie Borden the Musical - Shattercane & Velvet Grass Lyrics

Bridget:
Fire burn, and toil
Kettle bubble, water boil.
Assam, Salem,
Bitter trouble, very strong

Lizzie: (spoken)
Prussic acid is one of the most rapidly acting toxins which affects mammals.

Bridget:
Black leaves, and steep
Settle cozy, dark as sleep
Oh soothe this day
Milk and sugar, cup o’ tea

Lizzie: (spoken)
Several common plants can accumulate large quantities.

Lizzie, counterpoint to Bridget: (spoken)
Shattercane and velvet grass,
Sorghum and white clover,
Millipedes and bergamot,
Flax when winter’s over.
Cherry stones and apricots,
Pale and milky silent
Poison for it’s Prussian blue..

Bridget, counterpoint to Lizzie:
Fire burn, and toil
Kettle bubble, water boil.
Assam, Salem,
Bitter trouble, very strong.
Black leaves, and steep
Settle cozy, dark as sleep
Oh soothe this day
Milk and sugar, cup o’ tea

Lizzie:
Ferric phenyl cyanide, 300 parts per million.
Prussic acid, blue-ish clear, protoplasmic poison.
Boils at 26 degrees and faintly tastes of almonds.
Death is by paralysis of heart and respiration.
Passes through unbroken skin.
Careful, for it’s found within…

Shattercane and velvet grass,
Sorghum and white clover,
Millipedes and bergamot,
Flax when winter’s over.
Cherry stones and apricots,
Pale and milky silent
Poison for it’s Prussian blue,
Beautiful and violent.

Following directions in the Book of Household Poisons.
Just a drop dropped in the milk
And hope that she’ll enjoy some.
Mind you don’t forget to close your eyes and hold your breath.
But
Wouldn’t it be easy, now?
A perfect little death.
Just drop a grain into her tea,
Mrs Borden, R.I.P.

Lizzie, counterpoint to Bridget:
Shattercane and velvet grass,
Sorghum and white clover,
Millipedes and bergamot,
Flax when winter’s over.
Cherry stones and apricots,
Pale and milky silent
Poison for it’s Prussian blue,
Beautiful and violent.

Bridget, counterpoint to Lizzie:
Fire burn, and toil
Kettle bubble, water boil.
Assam, Salem,
Bitter trouble, very strong.
Black leaves, and steep
Settle cozy, dark as sleep
Oh soothe this day
Milk and sugar, cup o’ tea

[Thanks to Penny for lyrics]

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