Sweeney Todd - No Place Like London Lyrics

Original Broadway production 1979
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street the Musical - No Place Like London Lyrics

I have sailed the world, beheld it's wonders
From the Dardanelles
To the mountains of Peru,
But there's no place like London!
I feel home again.

I could hear the city bells
Ring whatever I would do.
No there's no pl-

No, there's no place like London.

Mr. Todd, sir?

You are young.
Life has been kind to you.
You will learn.

So Anthony, it is here we go our several ways. Farewell,
I shall not soon forget the good ship "Bountiful"
nor the young man who saved my life.

For a mis'rable woman
On a mis'rable chilly morning
Thank yer, sir, thank yer.

'Ow would you like a little squiff, dear,
A little jig jig,
A little bounce around the bush?
Wouldn't you like to push me crumpet?
It looks to me, dear
Like you got plenty there to push!

For a pitiful woman
Wot's got wanderin' wits...
Hey, don't I know you, Mister?

Must you glare at me, woman?
Off with you, off, I say!

Then 'ow would you like to fish me squiff, mister?
We'll go jig jig
A little-

Off, I said. To the devil with you!

For a desperate woman...

Pardon me, sir, but there's no need to fear the likes of her.
She was only a half-crazed beggar woman.
London's full of them.

There's a hole in the world
Like a great black pit
And the vermin of the world
Inhabit it
And it's morals aren't worth
What a pig could spit
And it goes by the name of London.

At the top of the hole
Sit the privileged few,
Making mock of the vermin
In the lower zoo,
Turning beauty into filth and greed.
I too
Have sailed the world and seen its wonders,
For the cruelty of men
Is as wondrous as Peru,
But there's no place like London!

[Thanks to Sam Wilkes for lyrics]

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The Ballad of Sweeney Todd
No Place Like London
The Barber and His Wife
The Worst Pies in London
Poor Thing
My Friends
The Ballad: "Lift Your Razor High, Sweeney!"
Green Finch and Linnet Bird
Ah, Miss
Pirelli's Miracle Elixir
Pirelli's Entrance
The Contest
The Ballad: "Sweeney Pondered and Sweeney Planned"
The Ballad: "His Hands Were Quick, His Fingers Strong"
Johanna - Mea Culpa
Kiss Me (Part 1)
Ladies In Their Sensitivities
Kiss Me (Part 2)
Pretty Women
A Little Priest
God, That's Good!
Johanna (Reprise)
By the Sea
Wigmaker Sequence
The Letter
Not While I'm Around
Parlour Songs
The Ballad: "The Engine Roared, The Motor Hissed"
City on Fire/ Searching
The Judge's Return
The Final Scene