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Sweeney Todd – Worst Pies In London lyrics

Mrs. Lovett:
(Spoken) A customer!

What's your rush? What's your hurry?
You gave me such a --
Fright, I thought you was a ghost!
Half a minute, can'tcher sit!
Sit you down, sit!
All I meant is that I haven't seen a customer for weeks!
Did you come here for a pie, sir?
Do forgive me if me head's a little vague --
Ugh! What is that?
But you think we had the plague!
From the way that people
Keep avoiding --
No you don't!
Heaven knows I try, sir!
But there's no one comes in even to inhale!
Right you are, sir, would you like a drop of ale?
Mind you, I can't hardly blame them!
These are probably the worst pies in London!
I know why nobody cares to take them,
I should know,
I make them,
But good? No!
The worst pies in London,
Even that's polite!
The worst pies in London,
If you doubt it, take a bite!
Is that just disgusting?
You have to concede it!
It's nothing but crusting!
Here, drink this, you'll need it!
The worst pies in London...
And no wonder with the price of meat
What it is
When you get it
Thought I'd live to see the day
Men'd think it was a treat
Findin' poor
Wot are dyin' in the street!
Mrs. Mooney has a pie shop!
Does a business but I notice something weird.
Lately all her neighbors' cats have disappeared!
Have to hand it to her --
Wot I calls
Poppin' pussies into pies!
Wouldn't do in my shop!
Just the thought of it's enough to make you sick!
And I'm tellin' you, them pussycats is quick!
No denying times is hard, sir
Even harder than the worst pies in London!
Only lard and nothing more --
Is that just revolting,
All greasy and gritty?
It looks like it's molting,
And tastes like,
Well, pity
A woman alone,
With limited wind,
And the worst pies in London!
Ah, sir, times is hard,
Times is hard!

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  • u
    This is a song from the musical Sweeney Todd. In this song, Todd has come into Mrs. Lovett's pie shop, where is old home was. Lovett sits Todd down (rather forcefully may I add) and serves him up a pie. She then proceeds to tell Todd how awful her pies are (She should know, she makes them) and dares Todd to take a bite. When he spits it out, she goes on a rant about a neighboring pie shop owned by Mrs. Mooney, who bakes her neighbors cat's into her pies. She claims she doesn't do it, although it's clear she has tried! She then proceeds to again, complain about how horrible her pies are. Times are hard for a woman alone, she says, very hard!
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    The meaning of the song is telling about Mrs.Lovett's worst meat pies in London and talking about something else like her neighbor, Mrs.Mooney. She is about to tell her how worst her pies are. And telling that she knows why nobody cares to take them, she should know. She was about to tell how worst her pies are. And she was finding poor animals what are dying in the street and cook those animals. And she tells that she haven't seen a costumer for weeks or months.
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