Circus Song

Don McLean


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Don Mclean
album: Track 10 in album Tapestry
release date: 1969
popularity : 18 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 4:51

Album Information

label: Mediarts
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Don McLean Tapestry cover art


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Cotton candy, two for a quarter
A big stuffed tiger is what I bought her

And cotton candy makes me sick
Now that would do the trick
Everyone knows that the clowns aren't happy
I wish I could laugh at the way that they're acting

White silk horses step in time
I'm not the talented kind
I always go to the circus on Sunday
But when I leave home in the morning on Monday

I guess that's why they laugh at me
And I can see it for free
Have you seen my wife Elvira?
Well, I once had a bushy mane

Have happy families as their fate
And happy people they hate
Everyone's juggling and everyone's acting
Everyone's caught on a carousel pony


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Castles in the Air
  • 2 General Store
  • 3 Magdalene Lane
  • 4 Tapestry
  • 5 Respectable
  • 6 Orphans of Wealth
  • 7 Three Flights Up
  • 8 And I Love You So
  • 9 Bad Girl
  • 10 Circus Song
  • 11 No Reason For Your Dreams