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Date Added: November 07, 2007 03:11:21 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Demon Barber.
There was a man in Fleet Street
A demon barber so they say
Who would take your coat and slit your throat
Just to pass the time of day
 
Sweeny Todd they called him
A swarthy uncouth man
Who murdered those unwary
And didn't give a damn
 
His mistress owned a pie shop
Just across the street
Whose pies were most delectable
The best that you could eat
 
This partnership was formed in hell
For he supplied the meat
While she would make the pastry
To bake this tasty treat
 
But then he killed a constable
It was a step to far
And so he was arrested
And brought before the Bar
 
Guilty was the verdict
And mercy there was none
So within the sound of Bow Bells
This murderer was hung
 
So next time at the Barbers
Pass the time, but not to long
For Sweeny Todd, he may be dead
But the Legend still lives on.
Author's Notes:
Books, Films and Theatre, they have all been used in the creating of this legend, but the fact remains it has never been proved he existed at all, at least not in the archives of the Old Baily Trials, yet still he has made his way into English Folklore and still manages to stimulate the imagination today.
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeAngel on December 21, 2007 04:16:07 PM Report
Excellent

 

Love Angelxx

Comment By: FreeJ on December 13, 2007 04:40:53 PM Report
I was fortunate enough to see this on Broadway. Your poem does the story great justice.  Well done.
Comment By: FreeMichael on November 7, 2007 11:07:51 PM Report
This was new to me, Graham, and I enjoyed it very much. Be well, Michael
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on November 7, 2007 08:50:44 AM Report
Sir Graham,
Once again you have created a place and time so much history in your world.... I always enjoy your stories... I do hope you write many more my friend.
Hugs and Love ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeGlata on November 7, 2007 08:17:23 AM Report
I'm certainly VERY glad that I didn't ever get a pie from that particular area! (full bodied shivers)!!

You've done wonders with this, Graham! I am absolutely LOVING these!

 

Big hugs to ya!

Glata

Comment By: Freeb doneff on November 7, 2007 05:17:13 AM Report
I always thought this was a masterfully thought up bit of horror, and you did it justice with this write. Old Sweeny has given a few goose bumps I imagine..
Well done Graham.
b




 


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