“By the Sea”


Mrs. Lovett
Ooh, Mr. Todd! – [kiss]
I’m so happy! – [kiss]
I could – [kiss]
Eat you up, I really could!

You know what I’d like to do
Mr. Todd? – [kiss]
What I dream – [kiss]
If the business stays as good

Where I’d really like to go–
In a year or so…
Don’t you wanna know?

Sweeney Todd (spoken)
Of course.

Mrs. Lovett
Do you really wanna know?

Sweeney Todd (spoken)
Yes, I do.

Mrs. Lovett
By the sea, Mr. Todd, that’s the life I covet
By the sea, Mr. Todd, ooh, I know you’d love it!
You and me, Mr. T., we could be alone
In a house wot we’d almost own
Down by the sea

Sweeney Todd (spoken)
Anything you say.

Mrs. Lovett
Wouldn’t that be smashing?

Think how snug it’ll be underneath our flannel
When it’s just you and me and the English Channel
In our cosy retreat kept all neat and tidy
We’ll have chums over ev’ry Friday
By the sea…

Don’tcha love the weather
By the sea?
We’ll grow old together
By the seaside
Hoo! Hoo!
By the beautiful sea!

It’ll be so quiet
That who’ll come by it
Except a seagull?
Hoo! Hoo!
We shouldn’t try it
Though, ’til it’s legal for two-hoo!

But a seaside wedding could be devised
Me rumpled bedding legitimised
Me eyelids’ll flutter
I’ll turn into butter
The moment I mutter ‘I do-hoo!’

Down by the sea
Married nice and proper
By the sea–
Bring along your chopper
To the seaside
Hoo! Hoo!
By the beautiful sea!