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A Little Priest

Music and Lyrics By Stephen Soundheim

Rubato ( = 120)
 4 
 4    
Mrs. Lovett
        
mp
Seems a down right shame. Seems an aw ful

  4    
Todd
4 
 4   

 



 4
sfz mp
Piano 
  4    
4
     
   
5

M.L.       
waste. Such a nice plump fram wot's 'is name has... had...

T.
     
   
  
Pno.
        


     
9

M.L.          
has... nor it can't be traced. Bus 'ness needs a lift...

T.
     

      
     
Pno.
 
     
 
13

M.L.
           
Debts to be e rased... Think of it as mf
thrift, as a gift... If you

T.
     
  
         
 mf
     
   
Pno.
 

Non Rubato (. = 60)


         
 43   
17

 
M.L.

get my drift... No?... Seems an aw ful waste.

     
T.
43
    



  43       
   
mp
    
Pno.

 
 43


(. =66)

      
     
21

mp        
M.L.

I mean, with the price of meat what it is, when you get it,

T.
     
     
        
  mp 
   
Pno.

    


2
    
  
25

M.L.
           
if you get it... Good, you got it. Take, for in stance,

T.
    
   
   
 

  

Pno.
   
       
    

    
   
28

         
M.L.
mf
Mrs. Moo ney and her pie shop. Bus 'ness nev er

       
T. 
     


   

   
  
           
Pno.
            
      

 
     
32

M.L.
              
bet ter, us ing on ly pus sy cats and toast. Now a pus sy's

      
T. 
       
      
         
            
Pno.

        
       

3
   
 
36

M.L.
           
good for may be six or sev en at the most.

     
T. 
      
    
     
        
Pno.

       
    


 
        
   
39

M.L.
        

And I'm sure they can't com pare as far as

          
T.   
           
         
 
Pno.
             
     
  
=60
        
   
41

 
M.L.
mp
taste... Well, it

                      
T.  
mp
Mrs. Lov ett, What a charm ing no tion, Em i nent ly

       
        
    
      
Pno.

          
  

4
 
     
44

 
M.L.

does seem a waste...

                  
T. 
prac ti cal and yet ap pro pri ate, as al ways... Mrs. Lov ett,

      


  
     
Pno.
       (. =72) 
  
  
     
    
47

M.L.
mf
Think a bout it!

    
            
T. 
mf
How I did with out you all these years, I'll nev er know. How de

    
    
    





Pno.
          

  

5

                 
50

M.L.

Lots of oth er gen tle men 'll soon be com ing for a shave.

       
     
T. 
lec ta ble! Al so un de

  
   
 
      
    
Pno.
  
         
 
    (. =66)
            
 
53

M.L. 
Won't they? Think of all them pies...

          
     
T. 
mf
tect a ble. How choice! How rare! For what's the

     
           
 
  
     
Pno.       
mf
             
  
     

6
   
 
58

       
M.L.
mfWhat, Mis ter Todd, what, Mis ter Todd,

         
T. 
sound of the world out there?

 
               
    
Pno.
        

    
      
63

   
M.L.

what is that sound?

        
    
T. 
Those, crunch ing nois es per vad ing the


                  
         
Pno.
         
 
  

7
 
       
68

M.L.        
Yes, Mis ter Todd, Yes, Mis ter Todd, Yes, all a round...

 
      
T. 
air? It's

 
                  
   
Pno.
        

   
        
   
73

M.L.

f
Then who are we to de

           
   
T. 
f
man de vour ing man, my dear, And who are we to de


                 
          
Pno.
           
 
      

8


           
 
79

M.L.  
ny it in here?

    
     
T.       
ny it in here?


      
                      


Pno.
                  
 
        

            

85

M.L.

            
T.  
                
               
mp              
     
       
Pno.

           
  
Rit 64
          
 
92

M.L.
mp       
It's priest. Have a lit tle priest.

        
T.  
 
What is that?

       
 
   
        
  
   
Pno.

    
  
  

9
     
   
96

M.L.
  
Sir, it's too good,

at least.

      
T.     
mp
Is it real ly good?

       
  
    
      
 
Pno.

        
  
 
     
 
100

M.L.
         
Then a gain, they don't com mit sins of

the flesh,

     
T. 
        
     
            
 
Pno.

        
  
 
     
 
104

M.L.
    
so it's pret ty fresh.

      
T.     
Aw ful lot of

        
     
           
      
 
Pno.

     
   

    

10
     
 
109

M.L.
    
On ly where it sat.

         
T.     
fat. Have n't you got po et or

          
   
       
 
    
 
 

   
Pno.

      
    
 
   
           
114

M.L.

No, you see the trou ble with po et is,

           
T. 
some thing like that?

     
               
        
 
 
Pno.

        
    
  
          
   
119

M.L.     
How do you know it's

de ceased? Try the priest.

      
T.  
                 
  
         
 

       
Pno.
      
      


11
        
 
124

M.L.

         
T. 
           
 
    
 
     
 
     
 

 
Pno.

                
 

     
 
130

M.L.  
  
Law yer's rath er nice.

          
T.     
If it's for a price.

        
 
   
        
  
   
Pno.

          
  

 
  
134

       
   
M.L.

Or der some thing else, though, to fol low, since no one should

     
T. 
       
  
    
 
       
 
Pno.

          
  
 

12
    
 
138

M.L.
   
swal low it twice.

          
T. 
An y thing that's lean.

         
    
            
 
Pno.

     
  
   
 
       
142

M.L.
         
Well then, if you're Brit ish and loy al, you might en joy Roy al Ma

      
T. 
             
  
                  
 
Pno.

        
   
  
      
  
147

M.L.
        
rine... An y way, it's clean... Though, of course, it

     
T. 
      
   
      
 
    
 
Pno.

   

    

 
   

13
          
     
151

M.L.
  
tastes of wher ev er it's been...

         
T.       
mf
Is that

                    
     
       
       
Pno.

         

         
 
 
 
      
155

M.L.
mf
Mer cy no sir look

                  
T.   
squi re on the fi re?

              
           
       
       
Pno.

        
    

14
    
    
160

M.L.
    
clos er, You'll no tice it's gro cer.

   
T.
 

        

Looks thick er more like

                  


          
Pno.
     
      
 
  
       
           
165

M.L.  
No, it has to be gro cer, it's green.

            
T.      
vic ar.

   

                     
   
    

Pno.
                
     

    
     
         

171

M.L.

             
T.    
The his to ry of the

      

       
    
             

f  

    
    

 
mf
      
Pno.

 
        
       

15
     
 
177

        
M.L.
mp
Save a lot of graves, do a lot of

       
T. 
world, my love...

     
              
           
mp
   
Pno.

   
   
   


  
    
181


M.L.

rel a tives fa vours...

            
T.   
Is those be low serv ing those up a

      


             
     mf
 
   
Pno.

       
      
   

16
    
 
186

           
M.L.

Ev 'ry bod y shaves, so there should be plen ty of

  
T.    
bove.

    
              
            
mp
 
Pno.

      
     
  
  



  
    
190

 
M.L.

fla vours... mf That those a

                
T.   
How grat i fy ing for once to know That those a

         
               
    
       
mf
 
Pno.

          
   
        

17
  
 
196

M.L.
     
bove will serve

those down be low!

          
T. 
bove will serve those down be low!
        
        
        
 


   
 

 
Pno.

        
 
       

      
 
201

M.L.

       
T.    
              
       
    
         mp         
      


Pno.
  
            


    

        
 
207

M.L.
    
mp
Love ly bit of clerk.

           
T. 
            
   
      
 
  


mp  

     
Pno.

           
  

18
      
 
212

M.L.
        
Then a gain there's sweep if you want it

       
T.     
mp
May be for a lark.

      
 
    
      
 
 
Pno.

           
  
 
   
      
216

M.L.
         
cheap and you like it dark. Try the fin an cier

     
T. 
         
   
             
 
Pno.

        
   
 
   
     
220

M.L.
      
Peak of his ca reer. Well, he drank.

           
T.  
That looks pret ty rank.

         
     
          
 
Pno.

     
  
   

19
       
 
224

M.L.
        
No, it's bank

cash ier. Nev er real ly sold...

     
T. 
        
    
            
  
Pno.
  
          
  
 
      
 
228

 
   
M.L.

May be it was old. Next

       
T.     
Have you an y Bea dle?

        
 
     
 

      
 


 
Pno.

           
  
 
   
           
232

M.L.
   
week, so I'm told. Bea dle is n't bad 'till you smell it and

      
T. 
     
               
           
 
Pno.

            
    
  

20
     
           
237

M.L.
  
no tice how well it's

been greased. Stick to priest.

      
T.  
               
     
          
mf  


 
            
Pno.

         
 


        
 
242

M.L.

         
T. 
                
  
                  
            
  
      
   
         
Pno.

            
         

       
 
250

M.L.

        
T.   
mf
The

              
  
           
          
   
           
   
 
       
Pno.

           
         

21
     
 
257

   
M.L.
mp
Oh, Mis ter Todd,

            
T. 
his to ry of the world, my sweet...

         

  
          
 
  
     
mp
   
Pno.

         
       
    
262

M.L.
       
Ooh, Mis ter Todd, what does it tell?

     
T.     
mf
Is who gets

   
               
  
gliss.
       mf 
 
Pno.

      
     
   

gliss.

22
    
 
266

       
M.L.

And Mis ter Todd, too, Mis ter Todd,

        
 
T. 
eat en and who gets to eat.

      
 
          
     
 
         
 
Pno. mp

       
      
       
        
271

M.L.
  
Who gets to sell.

           
T.    
But for tu nate ly iy's al so

     


              
      mf  
 
Pno.

         
      
   

23
    
    
276

M.L.
     
mf
But ev 'ry bod y goes

down well with beer.

             
T.  
clear That ev 'ry bod y goes down well with beer.
    
           
   
           
    
     
 
Pno.

      
        
      
     
 
282

M.L.

      

       
T.

       
             
         
     
  mp
 
Pno.

         


      
            
 
287

M.L.
mp 
It's

 

            
T.

What is that?

            
   
      
 
       
    
     
Pno.

           

  

24
      
 
293


           
M.L.

fop. Fin est in the shop. Or we have some shep herd's pie

       
T. 
        
   
     
 
      
  
   
Pno.

          
    
 


        
298

M.L.
         
pep pered with ac tu al shep herd on top. And I've just be

      
T. 
            
 
                  
 
Pno.

              
  
  


          
303

       
M.L.

gun. Here's the pol i ti cian, so oil y it's served with a

      
T. 
            
    
                   
    
Pno.

          
    
 

25
     
 
308

M.L.
   
doi ly. Not one?

        
T.         
mp
Put it on a bu./ Well, you nev er

        
     
          
     
 
Pno.

      

    

 
           
 
313
      

M.L.
mf
Try the

             
T.      
know if it's go ing to run.

                    
     
        
      
Pno.

   

        
     

26
       
             
317

M.L.

fri ar Fried, it's dri er


T.
     
 
      

 
mf
No, the cler gy is

              
           
mf        
       
Pno.

        
    
    
          
322


M.L.

Then ac tor. That's com

       
T.      
real ly too coarse and too meal y.

   
                 
   
Pno.
          
   
  

27
    
       
327

M.L.

pact er.

                
T.  
f
Yes, and al ways ar rives o ver done. I'll


        
                 
          
Pno.
                 
  
 

      
 
333

  
M.L.
        
   
T. 
come a gain when you have Judge on the men u...

   
      
 
 
     

f
Pno.
         
    
 
 


           
338

M.L.

           
T. 

                          
           
Pno.    
  
                       
             

28

          
347

M.L.
  
    
(last time)
         
T. 
f
Have char i ty towards the world, my pet.

      
            
    
   
f        
Pno. 
          
            
        
       
     
353

M.L.

f
Yes, yes, I know, my love...

    
T.
  

      
f
We'll take the cus tom ers

   
         
   
  

  
  
   
      
Pno. 
  
                
        

    
    
359

M.L.
 
f  
High born and low, my love.

   
        
T. 
that we can get. We'll

       


   
 
         

 
  
 
    
      
      
Pno.

              
        

29

        
365

  
M.L.

            
 
T. 
not dis crim i nate great from smal. No, we'll serve an y one,

  
   
   

           
         

 
   
Pno. 
  
                
        


                 
371

M.L. 
 ff
Mean ing an y one, And to an y one at all.
        
      
 
 
T. 
ff
Mean ing an y one, And to an y one at all.

  
      
              
       
 
  

 
   
   ff   
Pno.
   
                  
         


        
378

M.L.

        
T.      
       
           
        
        
          
    
Pno.

                
       


30