Track Title:               Send In The Clowns
Album Title:               Frank Sinatra:  The Reprise Collection, Disc 4
Prime Artist:              Frank Sinatra

Piano:                     Bill Miller
Written by:                Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics:
{SPOKEN intro}  This is a song about a couple of adult people who have spent, oh, quite a long time
together, till one day
one of 'em gets restless and decides to leave. Whether it's the man or woman who left is unimportant.
 It's a breakup.
It's a lovely marriage of words and music, written by Stephen Sondheim.


Isn't it rich? Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground and you in mid-air
Send in the clowns

Isn't it bliss? Don't you approve?
One who keeps tearing around and one who can't move
But where are the clowns? Send in the clowns

Just when I stopped opening doors
Finally finding the one that I wanted  was yours
Making my entrance again with my usual flair
Sure of my lines    Nobody's there

Don't you love a farce? My fault, I fear
I thought that you'd want what I want, sorry my dear
But where are the clowns? Send in the clowns
Don't bother   they're here

Isn't it rich? Isn't it queer?
Losing my timing this late in my career
But where are the clowns? Send in the clowns
Well, maybe    next year


Transcribed by Ron Hontz

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