Leslie Bricusse – Jekyll And Hyde: The Original Broadway Production – Murder, Murder lyrics



At will! STREET VENDOR:
Seen walkin’ wiv ‘is daughter,
A moment prior to slaughter! HYDE:
General Glossop, I’m happy to inform you that you are relieved of your duties, sir. ALL:
That’s four in the last eight days! (VARIOUSLY)
They’ve murdered dear old Bessie! CONGREGATION:
Dona Eis, Requiem

PRIEST:
Sweet death has taken
This brave man from us! Murder, murder –
Lives in London! Murder, murder –
Makes your heart thump! An’ ‘e may come back again! NEWSBOY:
The shepherd tendin’ to ‘is flock! –
It all seems very odd! Paul’s
Requires a lotta balls! –
He’ll kill! You really should be more careful…wearing your real diamonds out on the street. –
And poor old Archie is no more! A.SIXTH:
He must be on ‘is arse! We wish we knew! CROWD:
Maybe his nerve will fail him! Murder, murder –
Has me screamin’
“Bloody murder
In the night!”

Murder, murder –
Makes me blood thin! –
I hear it extremely messy! WOMEN:
Until the killers found,
There’s danger all around! A BOY:
Last week the bishop copped it! –

ALL:
He’ll kill us, if we let him! What can we do? FIRST NEWSBOY:
Read about the worst two murders -! Murder, murder –
It’s perverse, man! –
No brains! SECOND NEWSBOY:
This time ‘e was in Park Lane! They’d better go and get him! The bloke what done it ‘opped it! CONGREGATION:
Dona Eis, Domine… No matter who we’re blamin’
Till they pull wot’s-‘is-name in,
There’s gonna be
There’s gonna be
There’s gonna be a flamin’
Row! Murder, murder –
Once there’s one done –
Murder, murder –
Can’t be undone! –
They’ve gotta trail an’ jail him,
Now! –
How? The man must hang! That’s poor old General Glossop, dead! THE BOY:
Don’t look at me! CROWD:
‘E died in a London slum –
A slave to martyrdom –
‘E died without complaint! CONGREGATION:
Requiem Aeternam

PRIEST:
Friends, take what comfort
That you can from us! –
They’ve gotta try to nail him! Murder, murder –
Makes your nerves jump! –
Cos they’re all so thick at Scotland Yard! –

‘E’s gone back ‘ome to God! A.FIFTH:
He hates the upper class! Murder, murder –
Starts me drinkin’! Murder, murder –
Nothing’s worse than
Bloody murder
In the night! NEWSBOY:
Read about the ‘ideous murder,
Profane, religious murder! Murder, murder –
Makes your blood pump,
Bloody murder
In the night! You never know whom you might encounter! –

WOMAN:
They say a lot of blood and gore! Could be a gang! Gotta get ‘is ‘ead inside a noose! CROWD:
Who could he be? CROWD:
That makes it murders three and four! Murder! –
No skill! CROWD:
“Bloody murder
In the night!”

Murder, murder –
Doin’ folks in –
Murder, murder –
Is the worst sin! CROWD:
What can we do? FIRST GENTLEMAN:
The poor old bishop,
What a shock! It’s London’s latest craze! Murder, murder –
It’s a nightmare! In the night! This killer has fancy ways! CROWD:
Catchin’ such a madman could be hard! ANOTHER CROWD MEMBER:
That’s two in the last four days! –
‘E should be made a saint! Murder, murder –
It’s a right scare,
Bloody murder
In the night! What can we do? SECOND NEWSBOY:
Much worse than the first two murders! Murder, murder –
Makes me ‘ead spin! HYDE:
Bad news from God, Teddy! Murder, murder –
It’s a curse, man! –

Murder, murder –
In the night air! All of them! No matter who we’re blamin’
Till they pull wot’s-‘is-name in,
There’s gonna be one flamin’
Row! Murder, murder –
Or our doorstep! –
Why should it be,
This mystery? Murder, murder –
So watch your step! UPPER AND LOWER CRUST ON THE STREET:
London has a killer on the loose! Murder, murder –
Take one more step,
You’ll be murdered
In the night! –
Bloody murder
In the night! I know a way to net him! Murder! A MAN:
Look at this, another murder,
Just like the other murder! That feller must be off ‘is ‘ead! Bloody murder
In the night!”
In the night!”

HYDE:
Bessie, my love… A.FOURTH:
To kill outside St.