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


‘E should be made a saint! STREET VENDOR:
Seen walkin’ wiv ‘is daughter,
A moment prior to slaughter! –
He’ll kill! The bloke what done it ‘opped it! NEWSBOY:
Read about the ‘ideous murder,
Profane, religious murder! Murder, murder –
It’s a curse, man! Bloody murder
In the night!”
In the night!”

HYDE:
Bessie, my love… You really should be more careful…wearing your real diamonds out on the street. What can we do? –
Why should it be,
This mystery? –
It all seems very odd! –

ALL:
He’ll kill us, if we let him! That feller must be off ‘is ‘ead! That’s poor old General Glossop, dead! SECOND NEWSBOY:
Much worse than the first two murders! We wish we knew! Murder, murder –
Makes your heart thump! CROWD:
Maybe his nerve will fail him! CROWD:
Catchin’ such a madman could be hard! –
They’ve gotta try to nail him! They’d better go and get him! –
And poor old Archie is no more! CONGREGATION:
Requiem Aeternam

PRIEST:
Friends, take what comfort
That you can from us! NEWSBOY:
The shepherd tendin’ to ‘is flock! CROWD:
‘E died in a London slum –
A slave to martyrdom –
‘E died without complaint! It’s London’s latest craze! Murder, murder –
Nothing’s worse than
Bloody murder
In the night! A.FOURTH:
To kill outside St. –
How? Paul’s
Requires a lotta balls! SECOND NEWSBOY:
This time ‘e was in Park Lane! A.SIXTH:
He must be on ‘is arse! 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! Gotta get ‘is ‘ead inside a noose! HYDE:
Bad news from God, Teddy! THE BOY:
Don’t look at me! –

Murder, murder –
In the night air! Murder, murder –
Makes your nerves jump! –
Bloody murder
In the night! No matter who we’re blamin’
Till they pull wot’s-‘is-name in,
There’s gonna be one flamin’
Row! –

WOMAN:
They say a lot of blood and gore! The man must hang! –
I hear it extremely messy! Murder, murder –
It’s perverse, man! FIRST GENTLEMAN:
The poor old bishop,
What a shock! An’ ‘e may come back again! –
No skill! CROWD:
That makes it murders three and four! A.FIFTH:
He hates the upper class! –
At will! You never know whom you might encounter! CROWD:
What can we do? Murder, murder –
Lives in London! CONGREGATION:
Dona Eis, Requiem

PRIEST:
Sweet death has taken
This brave man from us! This killer has fancy ways! Murder, murder –
It’s a right scare,
Bloody murder
In the night! –

‘E’s gone back ‘ome to God! Could be a gang! A MAN:
Look at this, another murder,
Just like the other murder! A BOY:
Last week the bishop copped it! Murder, murder –
So watch your step! I know a way to net him! Murder! CROWD:
“Bloody murder
In the night!”

Murder, murder –
Doin’ folks in –
Murder, murder –
Is the worst sin! Murder, murder –
Or our doorstep! HYDE:
General Glossop, I’m happy to inform you that you are relieved of your duties, sir. CROWD:
Who could he be? Murder, murder –
Makes me ‘ead spin! (VARIOUSLY)
They’ve murdered dear old Bessie! Murder, murder –
Has me screamin’
“Bloody murder
In the night!”

Murder, murder –
Makes me blood thin! FIRST NEWSBOY:
Read about the worst two murders -! Murder, murder –
Take one more step,
You’ll be murdered
In the night! What can we do? CONGREGATION:
Dona Eis, Domine… ANOTHER CROWD MEMBER:
That’s two in the last four days! ALL:
That’s four in the last eight days! Murder, murder –
It’s a nightmare! Murder! Murder, murder –
Starts me drinkin’! All of them! Murder, murder –
Once there’s one done –
Murder, murder –
Can’t be undone! UPPER AND LOWER CRUST ON THE STREET:
London has a killer on the loose! –
Cos they’re all so thick at Scotland Yard! –
They’ve gotta trail an’ jail him,
Now! Murder, murder –
Makes your blood pump,
Bloody murder
In the night! In the night! –
No brains! WOMEN:
Until the killers found,
There’s danger all around!