Wigmaker Sequence Lyrics

Original Broadway production 1979
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street the Musical - Wigmaker Sequence Lyrics


ANTHONY:
Mr. Todd! Mr. Todd! I've found her! I've found Johanna!

TODD:
You have?

ANTHONY:
That monster of a judge has had her locked away in Fogg's Asylum.
Oh, Mr. Todd, she's in there with those screeching, gibbering maniacs-

TODD:
A madhouse! A madhouse! Johanna is as good as rescued.

ANTHONY:
She is?

TODD:
Where do you suppose all the wigmakers of London go to obtain their human hair?

ANTHONY:
Where?

TODD:
Bedlam. They get their hair from the lunatics at Bedlam.
For the right amount they'll sell you the hair off any madman's head. Come!
We will write a letter arranging a visit and offering to this Mr. Fogg the highest price for hair the exact shade of Johanna's - which I trust you know?

ANTHONY:
Yellow.

TODD:
No, not exact enough. I must make you into a credible wigmaker - and quickly.
There's tawny and there's golden saffron,
There's flaxen and there's blonde...
Repeat that. Repeat that!

ANTHONY:
Yes, Mr. Todd.

TODD:
Well?

ANTHONY:
There's tawny and there's golden saffron,
There's flaxen and there's blonde...

TODD:                                               ANTHONY:
Good.
There's coarse and fine,
There's straight and curly,
There's grey, there's white,                 There's coarse and fine,
There's ash, there's pearly,                 There's straight and curly,
There's corn-yellow,                           There's grey, there's white,
Buff and ochre and                             There's ash, there's pearly,
Straw and apricot...                            There's corn-yellow...

QUINTET:
Sweeney'd waited too long before-
"Ah, but never again," he swore.
Fortune arrived. "Sweeney!" it sang.
Sweeney was ready, and Sweeney sprang.
Sweeney's problems went up in smoke,
All resolved with a single stroke.
Sweeney was sharp, Sweeney was burning,
Sweeney began the engines turning.
Sweeney's problems went up in smoke,
All resolved with a single stroke.
With a single stroke
By Sweeney!
Sweeney
Didn't wait,
Not Sweeney!
Set the bait,
Did Sweeney!
Sweeney! Sweeney! Sweeney!


ANTHONY:                                     TODD:
With finer textures,
Ash looks fairer,
Which makes it rare,                       Good.
But flaxen's rarer-                           Good. Good.
.                                                    No! No!
Yes, yes, I know-                            The flaxen's cheaper...
Cheaper, not rarer

TODD:
Now off with you, off. But, Anthony, listen to me once again. When you have rescued her,
bring her back here. I shall guard her while you hire the chaise to Plymouth.

ANTHONY:
We'll be with you before the evening's out.

TODD:
Good.

ANTHONY:
Thank you, Mr. Todd. Thank you.

[Thanks to Sam Wilkes for lyrics]

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