By the Sea Lyrics

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


MRS. LOVETT:
Ooh, Mr. Todd-
I'm so happy-
I could-
Eat you up, I really could!
You know what I'd like to
Do, Mr. Todd?
What I dream-
If the business stays as good,
Where I'd really like to go-
In a year or so...
Don't you want to know?

TODD:
Of course.

MRS. LOVETT:
Do you really want to know?

TODD:
Yes, yes, I do, I do.

MRS. LOVETT:
By the sea, Mr. Todd,
That's the life I covet
By the sea, Mr. Todd,
Ooh, I know you'd love it!
You and me, Mr. T.,
We could be alone
In a house wot we'd almost own
Down by the sea...

TODD:
Anything you say...

MRS. LOVETT:
Wouldn't that be smashing?
With the sea at our gate,
We'll have kippered herring
Wot have swum to us straight
From the straits of Bering.
Every night in the kip
When we're through our kippers,
I'll be there slippin' off your slippers
By the sea...
With the fishies splashing,
By the sea...
Wouldn't that be smashing?
Down by the sea-

TODD:
Anything you say,
Anything you say.

MRS. LOVETT:
I can see us waking,
The breakers breaking,
The seagulls squawking:
Hoo! Hoo!
I do me baking,
Then I go walking
With you-hoo...
Yoo-hoo...
I'll warm me bones
On the esplanade,
Have tea and scones
With me gay young blade,
Then I'll knit a sweater
While you write a letter,
Unless we got better
To do-hoo...

TODD:
Anything you say...

MRS. LOVETT:
Think how snug it'll be
Underneath our flannel
When it's just you and me
And the English Channel.
In our cosy retreat,
Kept all neat, and tidy,
We'll have chums over every Friday
By the sea...

TODD:
Anything you say

MRS. LOVETT:
Don't you love the weather
By the sea?
We'll grow old together
By the seaside,
Hoo! Hoo!
By the beautiful sea!

Oh, I can see us now - in our bathing dresses - you in a nice navy - and me, stripes perhaps.
It'll be so quiet
That who'll come by it
Except a seagull?
Hoo! Hoo!
We shouldn't try it,
Though, 'til it's legal
For two-hoo!
But a seaside wedding
Could be devised
Me rumpled bedding
Legitimised.
Me eyelids'll flutter,
I'll turn into butter,
The moment I mutter
"I do-oo!"

By the sea, in our nest,
We could share our kippers
With the odd paying guest
From the weekend trippers.
Have a nice sunny suite
For the guest to rest in-
Now and then, you could do the guest in-
By the sea.
Married nice and proper,
By the sea-
Bring along your chopper
To the seaside,
Hoo! Hoo!
By the beautiful sea!

[Thanks to Sam Wilkes for lyrics]

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