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"Pretty Women" is a song from the stage musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and its 2007 film adaptation. It features Sweeney Todd shaving Judge Turpin as they sing about pretty woman as Sweeney is about to take his revenge.


Character Original Broadway Original London Cast First Broadway Revival Second Broadway Revival Film
Sweeney Todd Len Cariou Denis Quilley Bob Gunton Paul Hegarty Johhny Depp
Judge Turpin Edmund Lyndeck Austin Kent David Barron Colin Wakefield Alan Rickman


[What can I do for you today sir? A stylish trimming of the hair? A soothing skin massage?]

You see sir a man infatuated with love
Her ardent and eager slave
So fetch the pomade and pumice stone
And lend me a more seductive tone
A sprinkling perhaps of French cologne
But first, sir, I think a shave

The closest I ever gave

[You're inn a merry mood today, Mr. Todd?]

'Tis your delight, sir, catching fire
From one man to the next

'Tis true, sir, love can still inspire
The blood to pound, the heart leap higher
What more
(What more)
Can man require
(Can man require)

Than love, sir

More than love, sir

What, sir?


Ah yes, women

Pretty women

Now then my friend
Now to your purpose
Patience. Enjoy it.
Revenge can't be taken in haste

Make haste and if we wed you'll be commended, sir

My lord
And who may it be said is your intended, sir?

My ward
And pretty as a rosebud

[Pretty as her mother?]

[What? What was that?]

[Nothing, sir. Nothing, nothing
May we proceed?]

Pretty women
Sipping coffee
Pretty women
Are a wonder
Pretty women!

Sitting in the window or
Standing on the stair
Something in them cheers the air
Pretty women


Stay within you


Stay forever

Breathing lightly...

Pretty women

Pretty women!

Blowing out
Their candles
(Blowing out their candles)
Or combing out their
(Combing out their hair)
(Then they leave)
Even when they leave
(Even when they leave you and vanish)
They still
(They somehow can still can remain)
Are there
(There with you)
They're there
(There with you)

Pretty women

At their mirrors

In their gardens




How they make a man sing!
Proof of heaven as you're living
Pretty women! Sir, pretty women!
Yes, pretty women!
Pretty women
Pretty women
Pretty women

She says she'll marry me Sunday
Everything's settled
We leave tonight


[Judge Turpin!]

[There is indeed a higher power to warn me this in time! Johanna, elope with you? I'll lock her up in some obscure retreat, where neither you nor any other vile corrupting youth shall ever lay eyes on her again!]

[But, sir, I beg of you!]

[And as for you, barber! It is all too clear what company you keep. Service them well and hold their custom for you'll have none of mine!]

[Mr. Todd...]


Other Appearances

  • The musical's version was featured in its soundtrack.
  • The film's version was featured in its official soundtrack.






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