FROM THE ARCHIVE 347 -1984-

Send In The Clowns from the 1984 album I Am What I Am. For a previous post CLICK HERE

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Lyrics:

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
One who can’t move
Where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns

Just when I stopped
Opening doors
Finally knowing the one
That I wanted was yours
Making my entrance again
With my usual flair
Sure of my lines
No one is there

Don’t you love farce?
My fault, I fear
I thought that you want what I want
Sorry, my dear
But where are the clowns?
Quick, 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?
And where are the clowns?
There ought to be clowns
Well maybe
Next year

(Transcribed by Roman)

Dame Shirley performing Send In the Clowns at the Royal Albert Hall in 1984
Dame Shirley performing Send In the Clowns at the Royal Albert Hall in 1984
Photos by kind permisson of John den Outer
Photos by kind permisson of John den Outer

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One thought on “FROM THE ARCHIVE 347 -1984-”

  1. Thank you Pieter. Enjoyed reading the background information on this very lovely, lovely song. Mr. Sondheim was a great composer with such a legacy of great music. Kudo’s to DSB, she always sings this superbly, and with great emotion.

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