Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) - full transcript

In the Victorian London, the barber Benjamin Barker is married to the gorgeous Lucy and they have a lovely child, Johanna. The beauty of Lucy attracts the attention of the corrupt Judge Turpin, who falsely accuses the barber of a crime that he did not commit and abuses Lucy later after gaining custody of her. After fifteen years in exile, Benjamin returns to London under the new identity of Sweeney Todd, seeking revenge against Turpin. He meets the widow Mrs. Lovett who is the owner of a meat pie shop who tells him that Lucy swallowed arsenic many years ago, and Turpin assigned himself tutor of Johanna. He opens a barber shop above her store, initiating a crime rampage against those who made him suffer and lose his beloved family.

I have sailed the world
Beheld its wonders

From the Dardanelles
To the mountains of Peru

But there's no place like London

No, there's no place like London

Mr. Todd?

You are young
Life has been kind to you

You will learn

There's a hole in the world
like a great black pit

And the vermin of the world inhabit it

And its morals aren't worth
what a pig could spit

And it goes by the name of London

At the top of the hole
sit a 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

Is everything all right, Mr. Todd?

I beg your indulgence, Anthony.

My mind is far from easy.

In these once familiar streets
I feel shadows everywhere.



There was a barber and his wife

And she was beautiful

A foolish barber and his wife

She was his reason and his life

And she was beautiful

And she was virtuous

And he was


There was another man who saw

that she was beautiful

A pious vulture of the law

Who, with a gesture of his claw

Removed the barber from his plate

Then there was nothing but to wait

And she would fall

So soft, so young
so lost and, oh, so beautiful

And the lady, sir, did she succumb?

Oh, that was many years ago

I doubt if anyone would know

I'd like to thank you, Anthony.

If you hadn't spotted me,
I'd be lost on the ocean still.

Will I see you again?

You might find me