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No.3

THE WORST PIES IN WNDON
(MRS. LOVETT)

Mrs. Lovett does not notice Todd until his shadow passes across her. She looks up, knife in air, and screams, freezing him in his tracks.

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These are prob . J .don.void-ing.01 +t ~ ~ ~ ~~ - ~ -4!' \... I ... L r . worst pies J I I~ ~ ~ mf "iI.. . b I q-4!' u -e ~ -==f ~ .1= E: P______ --..../>' - :> .. :: ..1 ~ r try.... ~-:'- M!d y-:u.7 1\01 +t (Plucks something off a pie) M.... '!.r Lon .i cresco ~~j Meno mosso. poco rit.I bl~e I them../ :t\ m fOCO rit.. sempre rubato sempre f :> · · in .. 14 .. -.---. fl._ = ~~ = T__. '!" • .a .. ~ +=r ~'--~ ~ mp :> -- ~ ~ - (Todd nods and grunts) J. ~W mp espressivo "iI...... .. ~ 4!' oj ..!~ - ~~ -~ +t . ~ '-.. b L e-ven to in-hale... - --::.. l' '!" mp ~ 3 1".. ~ @ t.-===::: . ____ __. 1'\01 ~ (Flicks at something on the counter) ~ / 1'\01 +! - .."1:: = "iI D - -e r=--------P: ------------ . . Ugh! - " =: mp :: ..- . . · · J ~ .: \1"~ f mp i... .__.. :: .lI...+t ~) (Blows dust off the pie as she brings it to him) _. -=f '\ :> mp ~ ._~ --===:> · · 9 .. mp »> 'If I ) ~ \ I ~ · · 11 f ~ :f mp 'If -=7 "-._ keep a ... t= .w. 1+. - _.tie vague. would you like a drop of ale? I < I "01 @.. ~ ------. .L ~ head's a lit . . I. . Tsk! Right you are. from the way that ~-Ple ~ (Of\...No.bly the . .. 1\ I . ~ can hard-ly ~~ .. sir. (Drops it on the (Stomps floor) on it) 35 What is that? But you'd think we had the plague "... . I - I ~ 1=-------. you don't! - f ... ~ '!" '!" '!" ~~ • Ic~ ~ ~ • ~ -=. ~ "---= • :> ~. · ~.. .. f :: . .. ---- J... sir! Yich! But there's no-one comes in Heav-en knows I ~ !:--? . ~ I < . :> (Spots it moving) (Smacks it with her hand) (Looks at her hand) 'If' (Wipes it on her apron) ~ ....n ..

./ - -.. .J ~ °1 " (Todd bites into the pie) f·--------.._. f I ~ · .. .36 17 M.lite. ) · · I ..don.. ~.· 1 L- . J ..J l-j ~ · ••· ~. " @.- po ..· 1 I I J- · ~ .:. "I r\ @) · · 20 " @) ~ " .. • I \_ should know. r I rl -----=:::... 1 ~ .. -~ J..bod . 1 . But .. ~ •• f ~ N ..__.gust ..-cares to take them..y - < ~ . V f ~ · -· . · r------r I ~J . " I I!J • I know why I no . 1--- . (~) ~. J-- I ~r· I :J r· ~ ~_r-- v'" .- ~ · · . < @) mf I I .. I . The worst pies . J- . !-------r _______ ~ ... If you doubt it..L.f· · that just 27 .. You have 1\ @.. r-- -------"I J--- make r\ I r · in I < \ I \ @) · :=-J .I < mf · · ) ..don..ing? to con ~.- . The worst pies Lon ... _ r=r==Jl _.. / .. _ good? No.... . take a bite: Is dis .. • ~ _L r--------r .. · " I I n . · • · ~.· · =i J r· ~ I l----:f - 1--'''' (~ ) J j 1 7· · in Lon =i I 24 " @) E . J- r· . L -------them. I . • Jl .ven that's I " I • I .. ..

. ...._ '( ~ f ::> ~ mf ~ .-. - .. ..- i-.J II!" Meat what It is(gru~)when you get ..---.der....-.ing but r · crust .ing. ~ ~ f ~ >- . - Mrs. mf ~. .. +t . -.mals (grunt) wot are dy . d . ... . .· I__ J =4i.. (Gives him ale) r you'll r · need it. --I J r~r· I .J < \ t \ . =4i -6 "11 . "1 I · 39 I T!________--..L @ " I cede it..-.(g~!1t)Nev-er(grunt}thought -.'. ... It's r · noth . ~ ~ . f . And no won .. . @) Treat I . f mf . +t ~ mf ~ ::> '! ~ mf~ . -.--. ~ ._ Moo-ney has a .ing in the street._ mf i --...... I "11_ ~I · . The I < . ~ · · ~ 41 .37 31 M.! _ " worst pies in Lon - don.--.d think it '\ --. drink this. ..i ..- was a mf 03- ... .... " Tempo 10 (Slams a lump of dough on the counter and begins pounding it) ---------I'd ~ @.r---.~ . .. I 1\ @. .· I__ "11_ I \ I · · 36 ~ I ::J -I· ~r . Here.. I f\ I @) - · •· I • "11_ v- \t7. v it. f - :i ::> ~ ::> . ~ ~ -... =4i ::> .w. ..__. ~ f mf . "I @) < t · _.. . ---~ . ~ ~ ..! ..t.__. r--- an . .--- D---- o.. "11.. • · · 1 "11_ 1--'- · ........ f -~ ::> - find -ing poor (grunt) ~ ~ ::> .. live to see the ay men . with the price of • - - .. .. . . @) · · · I ~ sempref I 1\ I t < @.w.

L ~I r Does a bus-ness.." mf .. (Rolls the dough) :> cats have dis .cats is quick."..--:=:=-...".. .".n't do in my shop. -I- - 71 .. " ~ :> :> '--~ . ~ -==f mp -.... ~ 4f' ~ :> ~ "~ .. rit....".':' .» +t @) ~ . •.--------------~~~ .. I~~ ~ • .L --==f mp ~ ~ .... to her.pingpuS05iesin . . ... M. 01+"1'\" r Would . ~/»\:... _:j ::..... ~ - ~ -* fl· 1'1'" .. ~ . . ~ (A gam ') f\» +! nt _. ... ---..L I \ I -~ ~ If . @) \1'1 nough to make you sick.ap-peared. . If < I· 49 f 11 ~ :> ~ mf ..<.. :> :::.. rp"?' ... -==f mf l' .----... .. ~ .......38 43 h» +! pie shop.. .."......~ ~-...~ ~ . "--.:.. . I... \ / 1\» +t ~I ~ ~~~ :. -==f (6. .to pies. · · mp o. (grunt) £ _. . ~ Just the thought of it's e:> - ... ~< } < ~ o.times is .ter-prise..... ~ :> :::.. No de-ny-ing.. .__.......".... . :!~~~ ~ I r --= 47 ~ ~ ~ ~ f mf f :! mf . I 1\» +! @ ~)_I... -=f ::: mf .. Have to hand it .. 1>- - .. >I And I'm tell-ing you..-If . ..f "'~ Ci mf 111~ .:~.'-----~ :> =i :> I'UL~ > (Pounds the dough) @) o (grunt)Pop. - .-.... ~ I --=:::::."....... but I no-tice some-thing weird: • ~ I. ... .) Late-ly all her neigh-bors' < .....:> f-.. them pus-sy...... ... .------.. - ... > :> > Wot I calls (grunt) :> en ..- - =. ...... .."....----- I. . .... ~ :> :> ~ :> - ..-- ......."....

sempre rubato 1\ I 52 M._ ... :~ 0 J I I~ ----==::::: f .. fT· I . t-J - • ~ · · \".. E . Well..· I____ · ~ I .. r it's @. I J~ ~J 1 =----:: ____ r 55 '\ (As Todd gamely tries another mouthful) · that just re · volt .... -n . Is \ / 1\ I ~ mf • ~o < · 58 1\ I ~ 1~J · -l and - •• -------==::::... r .__... ~ < \ I . · · ::l I J --r· ~.. . .ly -eo - 1=----p-~~ ...ing? - :: r @ • All lard and noth . .. __ pit - v· poco rit.· ~ . I.· @ \ I . .. • ~""--I-- .... grit r-------r r It looks like . · .. .JI f ~ · · · r ..--J -. I .I greas 1\ - y ~~ < -r· · •· I - ty..· . 1\ I sir.ing more.... . - __ .51 Meno mosso. 61 · · fI L I J_ -J rtastes · · . · ••· ..don... - . J-J q.er • mf~ ~ D than the 39 · worst pies I• · L -i : ~ UU ........ . - ----r· · II Ir~ poco Tit @.L @ hard.... = • On .I molt 1\ I I~ < . 1 .. _ - in Lon . I I . · I. r · Y a ing · ....ven hard . ~ . and like . I ~:J J. = .

. • ~ And - I the worst pies I in • cresco .I lim r\ I - I it I - v· ed WIn ... Ah..~ • I I @. times • is ~ L @. times • is hard. II :> ...J < I. I I With ---r-~ I I ~J J J J I 68 @. . :--v· f - lone v=-=--------r.. v~ -------.I .I r· · I . worn - I an I a < .40 64 III a tempo.:. · S . ~.: mf -d.J < I )f I · · · I· ~: t. • ~ • r· Lon I 72 II ====don... .. malta espressivo ML @. Rubato 74 mp sir. '\ I @ · · II a tempo.. malta espressiuo I I r· . @..

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