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From: “Sweeney Todd”

Green Finch and Linnet Bird


From the Musical Production "Sweeney Todd"

by

STEPHEN SONDHEIM

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GREEN FINCH AND LINNET BIRD
From the Musical Production “Sweeney Todd”
Music and Lyrics by
STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Adagio ma non troppo, poco rubato ( = 112)

poco rit. a tempo poco rit.

Green finch and lin - net bird, night - in - gale, black - bird, how is it you sing?

poco rit. a tempo poco rit. a tempo

How can you ju - bi-late, sit-ting in ca - ges, nev-er tak-ing wing?

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Out - side the sky waits, beck-on-ing, beck-on-ing, just be - yond the bars.

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poco rit. a tempo

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How can you re - main, star - ing at the rain, mad-dened by the

poco accel. e cresc.

stars? How is it you sing an - y-thing?

poco rit. dim. sempre rubato

How is it you sing? Green finch and lin - net bird,

poco rit. a tempo poco rit.

night- in - gale, black - bird, how is it you sing?

a tempo poco rit. a tempo

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Whence comes this mel - o - dy con-stant - ly flow - ing? Is it re - joic - ing or

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cresc. poco a poco simile

mere-ly hal - lo - ing? Are you dis-cuss-ing or fuss-ing or sim - ply

dream - ing? Are you crow - ing? Are you

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subito dim. rit. a tempo rit.

scream - ing? Ring - dove and rob - in - et,

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a tempo

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is it for wa - ges, sing - ing to be sold?

Have you de - cid - ed it’s sa - fer in cag - es, sing- ing when you’re told?

My cage has man - y rooms, da - mask and dark.

più mosso

ten.

Noth-ing there sings, not e - ven my lark. Larks nev - er will, you know,
ten.

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when they’re cap - tive. Teach me to be more a - dap - tive.

poco rit.

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Ah, Green finch and lin - net bird,

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poco rit. a tempo poco rit.

night-in - gale, black - bird, teach me how to sing.

a tempo poco rit. simile

If I can-not fly, let me sing.

a tempo rit.
poco rit.

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