(wm) Stephen Sondheim. (I) Musical: Sweeney Todd by Len Cariou and Edmund Lyndeck. (CR) Barbra Streisand.
Pretty women. Fascinating... sipping coffee, dancing...
Pretty women are a wonder. Pretty women!
Sitting in the window or standing on the stair
Something in them cheers the air.
Pretty women, Silhouetted... Stay within you,
Glancing... stay forever, breathing lightly...
Pretty women. Pretty women!
Blowing out their candles or combing out their hair,
Even when they leave they still are there. They’re there.
Ah! Pretty women, at their mirrors, in their gardens,
Letter-writing, Flower-picking, Weather-watching.
How they make a man sing!
Proof of heaven as you’re living,
Pretty women! Yes, pretty women!
Here’s to pretty women, Pretty women.
Pretty women, Pretty women.