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What we didn't get to see Alan Rickman sing

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Jan. 24th, 2008 | 04:24 pm
Where are you?: Living Room
How does that make you feel?: pensivepensive
What's on?: Sweeney Todd in concert

I have looked all over the place and I've finally found the lyrics for the Judge's Johanna(Mea Culpa). You can see them here @http://www.allmusicals.com/lyrics/sweeneytodd/johanna2.htm. I'll put them here as well:
Johanna
Judge:
Mea cupla, mea culpa
mea maxima culpa
Mea maxima maxima culpa!
God deliver me! Release me!
Forgive me! Restrain me! Pervade me!

Johanna Johanna
so suddenly a woman,
The light behind your window---
It penetrates your gown,
Johanna Johanna
The sun---I see the sun through your--
No!
God!
Deliver me! Deliver me!
Down!
Down.
Down.....

Johanna Johanna
I watch you from the shadows.
You sigh before your window
and gaze upon the town
Your lips part Johanna
SO young and soft and beautiful----
God!
Deliver me!
Filth.
Leave me!

Johanna Johanna
I treasured you in innocence
And loved you like a daughter
You mock me, Johanna
You tempt me with your innocence
You tempt with those quivering---
No!
God!
Deliver me!
It will---
Stop---
Now! It will---
Stop---
right.
now.
right
now.
Right
now...

Johanna, Johanna
I cannot keep you longer
The world is at your window
you want to fly away
You stir me, Johanna
SO suddenly a woman
I cannot watch you one more day---
God!
Deliver me!
God!
Deliver me!
God!
Deliver----!
GOD!!!!!

Johanna, Johanna
I'll keep you here forever
I'll wed on the morrow
JOhanna JOhanna
The world will never touch you
I'll wed you on the morrow
As years pass, johanna
You'll tend me in my solitude
No longer as my daughter
as a woman
Johanna Johanna
I'll hold you here forever then
You'll keep away from windows and
You'll
Deliver me.
Johanna.
From this
hot
red
devil
With your
Soft
white
cool
Virgin
palms.


Here is a video of the judge singing the afore mentioned song during The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra's 2001 concert production of Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."
Features Broadway diva Patti LuPone as Mrs. Lovett and veteran stage actor George Hearn in the title role. Lisa Vroman as Johanna and Davis Gaines as Anthony Hope.



After reading the lyrics and watching the clip don't you wish we had been able to see that!?

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Monica

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date: Jan. 25th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
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Glad I could share. Hope you get to see it soon. I've seen it three time already!

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randomposting

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date: Jan. 25th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
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Have you seen the stage show? You should. He is complex, but definitely f-ng evil. He rapes Lucy on stage.

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randomposting

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date: Jan. 25th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
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Well, maybe now with the film being so successful some theatre near you may perform it. If you sing, you should audition. It's an amazing show.

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randomposting

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date: Jan. 25th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
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The chorus is one of the best parts of Sweeney Todd, and they cut them out of the film. The show is so much superior to the film. ;) I hope you get a chance to do the show. It's my favorite.

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randomposting

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date: Jan. 26th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
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Awesome. :) I love it.

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randomposting

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date: Jan. 26th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
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It's gorgeous. :)

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randomposting

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date: Jan. 25th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
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I saw a production where the Judge masturbated on stage. And he comes at the end of the song.

I keep hoping it'll be on the special features.

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Jan. 26th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
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I saw the Broadway version with Angela Lansbury and George Hearn (on DVD) and you see the rape scene(and the Judge's butt). I also saw the concert version(online- where I got the clip that I posted) and I didn't see the masturbation scene in either one.

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randomposting

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date: Jan. 26th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
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It was a local production that I saw, where during Johanna he's clearly masturbating. I don't think it'd fly on Broadway. lol

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Jan. 26th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
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No, probably not. lol

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randomposting

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date: Jan. 26th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
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haha, I was shooocked.

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Jan. 26th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
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I'll bet. Still, it would've been awesome to see Alan Rickman sing this.

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randomposting

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date: Jan. 26th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
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Agreeed. We can cross our fingers for special features or easter eggs.

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randomposting

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date: Jan. 26th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
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lol! ;) I don't think anyone in fthe front rows had to wear raincoats or anything. ;)

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randomposting

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date: Jan. 26th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
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That was dirty. LOL

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randomposting

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date: Jan. 26th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
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LOL!!!

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Jan. 27th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
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No, not at all!

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me_pirateship

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from: me_pirateship
date: Jan. 26th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
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Yes, what a shame it's not been included!

Check out Ribera-Vall on u-tube, too. (Well, in Spanish, but amazing!)

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Jan. 26th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
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WOW! Thanks. That is how I imagine it. Sounds even more beautiful in spanish. His performance is chilling.

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