NEWSBOY:
Read about the ‘ideous murder,
Profane, religious murder!

FIRST GENTLEMAN:
The poor old bishop,
What a shock!

STREET VENDOR:
Seen walkin’ wiv ‘is daughter,
A moment prior to slaughter!

NEWSBOY:
The shepherd tendin’ to ‘is flock!

CROWD:
‘E died in a London slum –
A slave to martyrdom –
‘E died without complaint! –
‘E should be made a saint! –

‘E’s gone back ‘ome to God! –
It all seems very odd! –
Why should it be,
This mystery? –

Murder, murder –
In the night air!
Murder, murder –
It’s a nightmare!
Murder, murder –
It’s a right scare,
Bloody murder
In the night!

Murder, murder –
Makes your heart thump!
Murder, murder –
Makes your nerves jump!
Murder, murder –
Makes your blood pump,
Bloody murder
In the night!

CONGREGATION:
Dona Eis, Requiem

PRIEST:
Sweet death has taken
This brave man from us!

CONGREGATION:
Requiem Aeternam

PRIEST:
Friends, take what comfort
That you can from us!

CONGREGATION:
Dona Eis, Domine…

HYDE:
General Glossop, I’m happy to inform you that you are relieved of your duties, sir. All of them!

A MAN:
Look at this, another murder,
Just like the other murder!
That’s poor old General Glossop, dead!

A BOY:
Last week the bishop copped it!
The bloke what done it ‘opped it!
That feller must be off ‘is ‘ead!

ANOTHER CROWD MEMBER:
That’s two in the last four days!
This killer has fancy ways!

A.FOURTH:
To kill outside St. Paul’s
Requires a lotta balls!

A.FIFTH:
He hates the upper class!

A.SIXTH:
He must be on ‘is arse!

CROWD:
Who could he be?

THE BOY:
Don’t look at me!

CROWD:
“Bloody murder
In the night!”

Murder, murder –
Doin’ folks in –
Murder, murder –
Is the worst sin!
Murder, murder –
Has me screamin’
“Bloody murder
In the night!”

Murder, murder –
Makes me blood thin!
Murder, murder –
Makes me ‘ead spin!
Murder, murder –
Starts me drinkin’!
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. You never know whom you might encounter!

UPPER AND LOWER CRUST ON THE STREET:
London has a killer on the loose!
Could be a gang!
Gotta get ‘is ‘ead inside a noose!
The man must hang!

CROWD:
Maybe his nerve will fail him! –
They’ve gotta try to nail him! –
They’ve gotta trail an’ jail him,
Now!

Murder!
No matter who we’re blamin’
Till they pull wot’s-‘is-name in,
There’s gonna be one flamin’
Row!

Murder, murder –
It’s a curse, man!
Murder, murder –
It’s perverse, man!
Murder, murder –
Nothing’s worse than
Bloody murder
In the night!

HYDE:
Bad news from God, Teddy!

FIRST NEWSBOY:
Read about the worst two murders – !

SECOND NEWSBOY:
Much worse than the first two murders!

CROWD:
That makes it murders three and four!
(VARIOUSLY)
They’ve murdered dear old Bessie! –
I hear it extremely messy! –
And poor old Archie is no more! –

WOMAN:
They say a lot of blood and gore!

ALL:
That’s four in the last eight days!
It’s London’s latest craze!

SECOND NEWSBOY:
This time ‘e was in Perk Lane!
An’ ‘e may come back again!

WOMEN:
Until the killers found,
There’s danger all around!

CROWD:
What can we do?
What can we do?
What can we do?
We wish we knew!

CROWD:
Catchin’ such a madman could be hard! –
He’ll kill! –
At will! –
Cos they’re all so thick at Scotland Yard! –
No brains! –
No skill! –

ALL:
He’ll kill us, if we let him!
They’d better go and get him!

I know a way to net him! –
How?

Murder!
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 –
Or our doorstep!
Murder, murder –
So watch your step!
Murder, murder –
Take one more step,
You’ll be murdered
In the night!

Murder, murder –
Once there’s one done –
Murder, murder –
Can’t be undone!
Murder, murder –
Lives in London! –
Bloody murder
In the night!
In the night!

NEWSBOYS
Second London murder! Murder! General Glossop killed on the steps o’ St. Paul’s Cathedral!

VARIOUS STREET PEOPLE
Look at this, another murder,
Just like the other murder!
That’s poor old General Glossop – dead!
Last week the bishop copped it!
The bloke what done it hopped it!
That feller must be off his ‘ead!

That’s two in the last four days-
This killer has fancy ways!
To kill outside St. Paul’s
Requires a lotta b****!

He hates the upper class!
He must be on ‘is a***!
Who could he be?
Don’t look at me!

VARIOUS GOSSIP LADIES
What a shame! – Dear General Glossop!
Hear there’s a lot of gossip!
Although it didn’t come from me!

Of course not! No! – Of course not!
What about that poor old Bishop?
That dreadful dirt they dish up!
Do you think it’s true?
It well could be!
Imagine!
Fancy!
Really!

I say that it goes to show
Some people we think we know
Aren’t all they might appear!
How right you are my dear!
It’s such a shocking thing!
But awfully interesting!
Who could it be?
Well, now – Let’s see!

STREET PEOPLE
Murder, Murder –
Doin’ folks in
Murder, Murder
Is the worst sin!
Murder, Murder
Has me screamin’
“bloody Murder
In the night!”

Murder, Murder
Makes me blood thin!
Murder, Murder
Makes me ‘ead spin!
Murder, Murder
Starts me drinkin’.
Bloody Murder
In the night!

VARIOUS GOSSIP LADIES
London has a killer on the loose!
Or a gang!
Either way – let ’em hang!

STREET PEOPLE
Gotta get ‘is head inside a noose!
Right away!
The police are no use!

Maybe his nerve will fail him!
They’ve gotta try to nail him!
They’ve gotta trail an’ jail him now!

Murder!
No matter who we’re blamin’,
Till they put wot’s-‘is-name in,
There’s gonna be one flamin’ row!

ALL
Murder, Murder,
It’s a curse, man!
Murder, Murder,
It’s perverse, man!
Murder, Murder,
Nothing’s worse than
Bloody Murder
In the night!

FIRST NEWSBOY
Read about the worst two murders!

SECOND NEWSBOY
Much worse than the first two murders!

FIRST NEWSBOY
That makes it murders three and four!

GOSSIP LADIES
They’ve murdered dear old Bessie!
I hear extremely messy!
And poor old Archie is no more!

STREET PEOPLE
That’s four in the last eight days!
It’s London’s latest craze!

GOSSIPS
This time he was in Park Lane

STREET VENDOR
And he may come back again!

ALL
Until the killer’s found
There’s danger all around!
What can we do?

STREET PEOPLE
We wish we knew!

ALL
Murder, Murder
Once there’s one done
Murder, Murder
Can’t be undone!
Murder, Murder
Lives in London!
Bloody Murder
In the night!

YOUNG BISHOP
Sweet Death has taken this brave man from us!

STREET VENDOR
Sweet Death ‘as raised ‘is score to five!

YOUNG BISHOP
Friends, take what comfort that you can from us!

STREET VENDOR
Thank God us lot are still alive!

YOUNG BISHOP
God in Heaven – now, forever
Take him home and hold him near!

CONGREGATION
God in Heaven – now, forever
Take him – and leave us lot here!

STREET PEOPLE
Catchin’ such a madman could be hard!
Shouldn’t be!
I agree!
We shall see!
Cos they’re all so thick at Scotland Yard!
Tellin’ me
I agree!
So do we

He’ll kill us if we let him!
They gotta go and get him!
I know a way to net him!
How?
Murder!

No matter who we’re blamin’
Till they put wot’s-‘is-name in
There’s gonna be a flamin’ row!

Murder, Murder
On your doorstep!
Murder, Murder
So watch your step!
Murder, Murder
Take one more step,
You’ll be murdered
In the night!

Murder, Murder
Once there’s one done
Murder, Murder
Can’t be undone!
Murder, Murder
Lives in London!
Bloody Murder
In the night!

Murder!