Sunday Night Sondheim – ‘The Miller’s Son’

Sondheim’s lyrics – besides being well-crafted – are often just fun to say.  One of my favorite examples:

 

“It’s a very short road from the pinch and the punch,
To the paunch and the pouch and the pension.
It’s a very short road from the ten-thousandth lunch,
To the belch and the grouch and the sigh.”
“In the meanwhile,
There are mouths to be kissed before mouths to be fed.
And a lot in between in the meanwhile.
And a girl ought to celebrate what passes by.”

This is a wonderful clip from the New York Opera in their 1990 production of A Little Night Music, featuring Susan Terry as Petra:

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