Ladies in their Sensitivities is the eleventh song in the movie, sung by Beadle Bamford. In this song, Judge Turpin expresses his desire to marry his ward, Johanna, but that Johanna turned him down (quite understandably). The Beadle tells him that the Judge is in bad need of a shave, and suggests a worthy barber to get him ready for his next attempt to woo her. The barber's name is Sweeney Todd, who unbeknownst to the Judge and the Beadle is plotting to kill him.

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JUDGE (spoken):
Walk home with me,
For I have news for you.
In order to shield her from the evils of this world,
I have decided to marry my dear Johanna.

BEADLE (spoken):
Ah, sir!
Happy news, indeed!

JUDGE (spoken):
Strange, though...
When I offered myself to her,
She showed a certain reluctance.

BEADLE (sung):
Excuse me, my lord
May I request, my lord
Permission, my lord to speak?
Forgive me, my lord
If I suggest, my lord
You're looking less than your best, my lord
There's powder upon your vest, my lord
And stubble upon your cheek

And ladies, my lord, are weak.
Ladies In Their Sensitivites

JUDGE (spoken):
If she greets me cordially upon my return,
I shall give her a small gift!

BEADLE: Ladies in their sensitivities, my lord!
Have a fragile sensibility.
When a girl's emergent,
Probably, it's urgent,
You defer to her gentility, my lord!
Personal disorder cannot be ignored
Given their gentile proclivities,
Meaning no offenses
It happens they resents it
Ladies in their sensitivities, my lord!

JUDGE (spoken):
Stubble, you say?
Perhaps I am a little over-hasty in my morning ablutions,

Fret not though, my lord!
I know a place, my lord
A barber, my lord, of skill!
Thus armed with a shaven face, my lord
Some eau de cologne to brace, my lord
And musk to enhance the chase, my lord
You'll dazzle the girl until...

JUDGE (spoken):

She bows to your every will.

JUDGE (spoken):
Take me to him!