Send in the Clowns Lyrics

Barbra Streisand


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Stephen Sondheim
album: Track 9 in album The Broadway Album
release date: 1985
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length: 4:43
conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
oboe: Earle Dumler
French horn: Richard Todd
piano: Randy Kerber
synthesizer: Randy Waldman
English horn: Earle Dumler
orchestrator: Jeremy Lubbock
producer: Barbra Streisand
recording: John Arrias
remixer: John Arrias
vocal: Barbra Streisand
composer: Stephen Sondheim
lyricist: Stephen Sondheim

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Isn't it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here, at last, on the ground
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'd 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 a farce?
My fault, I fear
I thought that you'd want what I want
Sorry, my dear
But where are the clowns?
There ought to be clowns
Quick, send in the clowns

What a surprise!
Who could foresee?
I'd come to feel about you
What you felt about me
Why only now, when I see
That you've drifted away?
What a surprise
What a cliche

Isn't it rich?
Isn't it queer?
Losing my timing this late in my career
And where are the clowns?
Quick, send in the clowns

Don't bother
They're here

Track Listing

  • 1 Putting It Together
  • 2 If I Loved You
  • 3 Something's Coming
  • 4 Not While I'm Around
  • 5 Being Alive
  • 6 I Have Dreamed / We Kiss in a Shadow / Something Wonderful
  • 7 Adelaide's Lament
  • 8 Send in the Clowns
  • 9 Pretty Women / The Ladies Who Lunch
  • 10 Can't Help Lovin' That Man
  • 11 I Loves You Porgy / Porgy, I's Your Woman Now (Bess, You Is My Woman)
  • 12 Somewhere