Mrs. Lovett

There was a barber and his wife.
And he was beautiful...
A proper artist with a knife,
but they transported him for life.
And he was beautiful...
(spoken)
Barker his name was.
Benjamin Barker.

Sweeney Todd (spoken)

Transported? What was his crime?

Mrs. Lovett:

Foolishness...
He had this wife, ya see.
Pretty little thing,
silly little nit.
Had her chance for the moon on a string...
Poor thing!
Poor thing!
There were these two, ya see...
Wanted her like mad!
One of them a judge
one of them his beadle!
Everyday they'd nudge and they'd weadle!
Still she wouldn't budge from her needle!
Too bad!
Pure thing!
So they merely shipped them for blighter off south, they did!
Leaving her with nothing but grief and a year old kid!
Did she use her head even then? Oh no, God forbid!
Poor fool!
Ah, but there was worse yet to come!
Poor thing!
(spoken)
Johanna, that was the baby's name. Pretty little Johanna.

Sweeney Todd: (spoken)

Go on...

Mrs. Lovett (spoken)

My, but you do like a good story, don't you?
(sung)
Well, Beadle calls on her all poor light
Poor thing!
Poor thing!
The judge, he tells her, is all contright.
He blames himself for her dreadful plight.
She must come straight to his house tonight!
Poor thing!
Poor thing!
Of course when she goes there...
Poor thing!
Poor thing!
They're having this ball all in masks.
There's no one she knows there!
Poor dear!
Poor thing!
She wonders, tormented and drinks!
Poor thing!
The judge has repented, she thinks.
Poor thing!
"Oh where is Judge Turpin?" she asks...
He was there, alright!
Only not so contright!
She wasn't no match for such craft, ya see.
And everyone thought it so drull.
They figured she had to be daft, ya see.
So all of them stood there and laughed, ya see!
Poor soul!
Poor thing!

Sweeney Todd: (spoken)

Would no one have mercy on her!?

Mrs. Lovett: (spoken)

So it is you, Benjamin Barker!

Sweeney Todd: (spoken)

NOT BARKER! NOT BARKER! (taking her by the neck)
TODD NOW! SWEENEY TODD!

Mrs. Lovett: (spoken)

Oh, you poor thing...
You poor thing...
Wait.
See?
When they come for the little girl, I hid 'em.
I thought, "who knows?"
maybe the poor silly blighter will be back again someday and need 'em.
Cracked in the head, wasn't I?
Times as bad as they are I maybe could've got five or ten quid for 'em any day. See?


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Poor Thing song meanings
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    General Commenti thought it was "silly little nymph" not nit
    vampire_angelon February 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song (despite the obvious misery of it).

    I just thought i should tell you, roshiene, that Kiyyt didn't post the wrong lyrics, just the lyrics from the stage performance, you posted the ones from the movie. Anyway, both of them are great. : )
    nvrbeenkissdXby_youon March 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe correct lyrics are :


    there was a barber and his wife
    and he was beautiful
    a proper artist with a knife
    but they transported him for life
    and he was beautiful
    barker his name was
    benjamin barker

    what was his crime?
    foolishness..

    he had this wife ya see
    pretty little thing
    silly little nit
    had her chance for the moon on a string
    poor thing
    poor thing

    there was this judge ya see
    wanted her like mad
    everyday he'd send her a flower
    but did she come down from her tower?
    sat up there and sulked by the hour
    poor fool
    oh but there was worse yet to come
    poor thing

    ???
    the judge he tells her hes all contrite
    he blames himself for her dreadful plight
    she must come straight to his house tonight
    poor thing
    poor thing

    of course when she goes there
    poor thing
    poor thing
    theyre having this ball all in masks
    theres no one she knows there
    poor dear
    poor thing
    she wonders tormented and drinks
    poor thing
    the judge has repented she thinks
    poor thing
    oh where is judge turpin she asks

    he was there alright
    only not so contrite
    she wasnt no match for such craft ya see
    and everyone thought it so drull
    they figured she had to be daft ya see
    so all of them stood there and laughed ya see
    poor soul
    poor thing

    NO!
    would no one have mercy on her?
    so it is you, benjamin barker?
    no!
    no barker
    that man is dead
    its todd now
    sweeney todd
    and he will have his revenge
    roshieneon January 15, 2008   Link

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