The Judge's Return Lyrics

Original Broadway production 1979
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street the Musical - The Judge's Return Lyrics


JUDGE:
Where is she? Where is the girl?

TODD:
Below, your honour. With my neighbour, Mrs. Lovett.
Thank heavens the sailor did not molest her.
Thank heavens too, she has seen the error of her ways.

JUDGE:
She has?

TODD:
Oh yes, sir, your lesson was well learned. She speaks only of you, longing for forgiveness.

JUDGE:
And she shall have it. She'll be here soon, you say?

TODD:
Shhh! I think I hear her now!

JUDGE:
Oh, excellent, my friend!

TODD:
Is that her dainty footstep on the stair?

JUDGE:
I hear nothing.

TODD:
Yes, isn't that her shadow on the wall?

JUDGE:
Where?

TODD:
There!
Primping,
Making herself even prettier than usual-

JUDGE:
Even prettier

TODD:
If possible.

JUDGE:
Ohhhhhhh,
Pretty women!

TODD:
Pretty women, yes...

JUDGE:
Quickly, sir, a splash of bay rum!

TODD:
Sit, sir, sit.

JUDGE:
Johanna, Johanna...

TODD:
Pretty women...

JUDGE:
Hurry, man!

TODD:
Pretty women
Are a wonder...

JUDGE:
You're in a merry mood again today, Mr. Todd.

TODD:
Pretty women!

JUDGE:                                     TODD:
What we do for
Pretty women!                           Pretty women!
Blowing out their candles            Blowing out their candles
Or combing out their hair-          Or combing out their hair,
Then they leave-
Even when they leave you          Even when they leave,
And vanish, they somehow!        They still,
Can still remain                         Are there,
There with you, there...             They're there...

JUDGE:
How seldom it is one meets a fellow spirit!

TODD:
With fellow taste - in women, at least.

JUDGE:
What? What's that?

TODD:
Oh, sir, no doubt the years have changed me. But then, perhaps,
the face of a barber - the face of a prisoner in the dock - is not particularly memorable.

JUDGE:
Benjamin Barker!

TODD:
Benjamin Barker!
Rest now my friend,
Rest now forever.
Sleep now the untroubled
Sleep of the angels...

COMPANY:
Lift your razor high, Sweeney!
Hear it singing, "Yes!"
Sink it in the rosy skin
Of righteousness!

[Thanks to Sam Wilkes for lyrics]

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