God, That's Good! Lyrics

Original Broadway production 1979
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street the Musical - God, That's Good Lyrics


TOBIAS:
Ladies and gentlemen,
May I have your attention, perlease?
Are your nostrils aquiver and tingling as well
At that delicate, luscious ambrosial smell?
Yes they are, I can tell.
Well, ladies and gentlemen,
That aroma enriching the breeze
Is like nothing compared to its succulent source,
As the gourmets among you will tell you, of course.
Ladies and gentlemen,
You can't imagine the rapture in store
Just inside of this door!

There you'll sample
Mrs. Lovett's meat pies,
Savoury and sweet pies,
As you'll see.
You who eat pies,
Mrs. Lovett's meat pies
Conjure up the treat pies
Used to be!

TOBIAS & CUSTOMERS: (simultaneously)
(MAN:
Over here, boy, how about some ale?

MEN:
Let me have another, laddie!

WOMEN:
Tell me, are they flavoursome? They are.

TOBIAS:
Right away.

WOMEN:
Could we have some service over here, boy?

MEN:
Could we have some service, waiter?

WOMEN:
God that's good!

MEN:
What about that pie, boy?

WOMEN:
Tell me, are they tender?

TOBIAS:
Thruppence.

MEN:
Yes, what about that pie, boy?

WOMEN:
Thruppence for a meat pie?

MEN:
Where's the ale I asked you for, boy?

TOBIAS:
Ladies and gentlemen-!)

MRS. LOVETT:
Toby!

TOBIAS:
Coming! 'Scuse me

MRS. LOVETT:
Ale there!

TOBIAS:
Right, mum!

MRS. LOVETT:
Quick, love!

CUSTOMERS:
God, that's good!

MRS. LOVETT:
Nice to see you, dearie...
How have you been keeping?...
Cor, me bones is weary!
Toby-!
One for the gentleman...
Hear the birdies cheeping-
Helps to keep it cheery...
Toby!
Throw the old woman out!

CUSTOMERS:
God, that's good!

MRS. LOVETT:
What's your pleasure, dearie?
No, we don't cut slices...
Cor, me eyes is bleary!
Toby!
None for the gentlemen!
I could up me prices-
I'm a little leery...
Business
Couldn't be better, though

CUSTOMERS:
God, that's good!

MRS. LOVETT:
Knock on wood.

TODD:
Psst!

MRS. LOVETT:
Excuse me

TODD:
Psst!

MRS. LOVETT:
Dear, see to the customers.

TODD:
Psst!

MRS. LOVETT:
Yes, what, love? Quick, though, the trade is brisk.

TODD:
But it's six o'clock!

MRS. LOVETT:
So it's six o'clock.

TODD:
It was due to arrive
At a quarter to five

TODD:                                          MRS. LOVETT:
And it's six o'clock!                         And it's probably already
.                                                   Down the block!
I've been waiting all day!                 It'll be here, it'll be here!
.                                                   Have a beaker of beer
But it should have been here           And stop worryin', dear,
By now!                                         Now, now...

CUSTOMERS:
More hot pies!

TODD:                                        MRS. LOVETT:
You'll come back                          Will you wait there,
When it comes?                           Coolly,
.                                                'Cause the customers truly
.                                                Are getting unruly.

MRS. LOVETT:
And what's your pleasure, dearie?
Oops! I beg your pardon!
Just me hands is smeary-
Toby!
Run for the gentleman!
Don't you love a garden?
Always makes me teary...
Must be one of the foreigners-

CUSTOMERS:
God that's good! That is delicious!

MRS. LOVETT:
What's my secret?
Frankly, dear - forgive my candour-
Family secret,
All to do with herbs.
Things like being
Careful with your coriander,
That's what makes the gravy grander-!

CUSTOMERS:
More hot pies!
More hot!
More pies!

TODD:
Psst!

MRS. LOVETT:
Excuse me

TODD:
Psst!

MRS. LOVETT:
Dear, see to the customers.

TODD:
Psst!

MRS. LOVETT:
Yes, what, love?
Quick, though, the trade is brisk.

TODD:
But it's here!

MRS. LOVETT:
It's where?

TODD:
Coming up the stair!

MRS. LOVETT:                                   TODD:
I'll get rid of this lot
As they're still pretty hot
And then I'll be there!                         It's about to be opened
.                                                       Or don't you care?
No, I'll be there!
I will be there!                                   But we have to prepare!
But they'll never be sold
If I let them cold-

MRS. LOVETT:
Oh, and
Incidentally, dearie,
You know Mrs. Mooney.
Sales've been so dreary
Toby-!
Poor thing is penniless.
What about that loony?
Lookin', sort of beery-
Oh well, got her comeuppance-
And that'll be thruppence - and

CUSTOMERS:                                            MRS. LOVETT:
God that's good that is de have you             So she should
Licious ever tasted smell such
Oh my God what more that's pies good!

TODD & MRS. LOVETT:
Oooohhhh! Oooohhhh!

TODD:                                                     MRS. LOVETT:
Is that a chair fit for a king,
A wondrous neat                                      It's gorgeous!
And most particular chair?                         It's gorgeous!
You tell me where
Is there a seat
Can half compare                                    It's perfect!
With this particular thing!                         It's gorgeous!
I have a few
Minor adjustments                                  You make your few
To make-                                               Minor adjustments.
They'll take
A moment.                                             You take your time,
I'll call you                                              I'll go see to the customers.

TODD:
I have another friend

TOBIAS:                                               MRS. LOVETT: CUSTOMERS
Is that a pie fit for a king,
A wondrous sweet                                It's gorgeous!
And most particular thing?                     It's gorgeous!
You see, ma'am, why                            Yum!
There is no meat
Pie can compete                                   It's perfect! Yum!
With this delectable                              It's gorgeous! Yum!
Pie.

TOBIAS & MRS. LOVETT:                      CUSTOMERS:
The crust all velvety and wavy,               Yum! Yum!
That glaze, those crimps...                    Yum! Yum!
And then the thick, succulent gravy         Yum! Yum!
One whiff, one glimpse...                      Yum! Yum!

TODD:
And now to test
This best of barber chairs

MRS. LOVETT:                       TOBIAS:                           CUSTOMERS:
So rich,                                                                         Yum!
So thick                                 So tender                          Yum!
It makes you sick                   That you surrender Yum!     Yum!

TODD:
It's time...
It's time...
Psst!

MRS. LOVETT:
Excuse me

TODD:
Psst!

MRS. LOVETT:
Dear, see to the customers.

TODD:
Psst!

MRS. LOVETT:
Yes, what, love?

TODD:
Quick, now!

MRS. LOVETT:
Me heart's a flutter-!

TODD:                                               MRS. LOVETT:
When I pound the floor,
It's a signal to show                             When you pound the floor,
That I'm ready to go,                           Yes, you told me, I know,
When I pound the floor!                       You'll be ready to go
.                                                        When you pound the floor-
.                                                        Will you trust me?
I just want to be sure.                         Will you trust me?
.                                                        I'll be waiting below
When I'm certain that you're For the whistle to blow...
In place-

TODD:
I'll pound three times.
Three times.
And then you-
Three times-
If you-
Exactly.

CUSTOMERS:
More hot pies!

MRS. LOVETT:
Gawd!

CUSTOMERS:
More hot!

MRS. LOVETT:
Right!

CUSTOMERS:
More pies!

TODD:
Psst!

CUSTOMERS:
More!

MRS. LOVETT:
Wait!

CUSTOMERS:
More hot pies
More hot!
More pies!
More! Hot! Pies!

TOBIAS & MRS. LOVETT:
Eat them slow and
Feel the crust, how thin she (I) rolled it!
Eat them slow, 'cos
Every one's a prize!
Eat them slow, 'cos
That's the lot and now we've sold it!
Come again tomorrow-

MRS. LOVETT:
Hold it

CUSTOMERS:
More hot pies!

MRS. LOVETT:
Bless my eyes-!

TODD:
Right this way, sir.

MRS. LOVETT:
Fresh supplies!

MRS. LOVETT:                                       TOBIAS:                   CUSTOMERS:
How about it, dearie?                              Is that a pie              Yum!
Be here in a twinkling!                             Fit for a king,            Yum!
Just confirms my theory-                         A wondrous sweet      Yum!
Toby!                                                    And most delectable Yum! Yum!
God watches over us.                             Thing?
Didn't have an inkling positively                You see, ma'am, why Yum!
Eerie...                                                  There is no meat pie Yum!

MRS. LOVETT:
Toby!
Throw the old woman out!

CUSTOMERS:
God that's good that is de have you
Licious ever tasted smell such
Oh my God what perfect more that's
Pies such flavour
God that's good!!

[Thanks to Sam Wilkes for lyrics]

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