Be a Clown Lyrics

Judy Garland


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Cole Porter
album: Track 1 in album The Judy Garland Show: Over the Rainbow
release date: 1995
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length: 2:23

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Judy Garland The Judy Garland Show: Over the Rainbow cover art
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I'll remember forever
When I was but three
Mama, who was clever
Remarking to me
If son when you're grown up
You want everything nice
I've got your future sewn up
If you take this advice

Be a clown, be a clown
All the world loves a clown
Act the fool, play the calf
And you'll always have the last laugh

Wear the cap and the bells
And you'll rate with all the great swells
If you become a doctor, folks'll face you with dread
If you become a dentist, they'll be glad when you're dead
You'll get a bigger hand if you can stand on your head
Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown

Be a clown, be a clown
All the world loves a clown
Show 'em tricks, tell 'em jokes
And you'll only stop with top folks

Be a crack Jackanapes
And they'll imitate you like apes
Why be a great composer with your rent in arrears
Why be a major poet and you'll owe it for years
When crowds'll pay to giggle if you wiggle your ears
Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown

Be a clown, be a clown
All the world loves a clown
If you just make 'em roar
Watch your Mounte bank account soar

Wear a painted mustache
And you're sure to make a big splash
A college education I should never propose
A bachelor's degree won't even keep you in clothes
But millions you will win if you can spin on your nose
Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown

Give 'em quips, give 'em fun
And they'll happy to say you're A-1
If you become a farmer you've the weather to buck
If you become a gambler you'll be stuck with your luck
But Jack you'll never lack if you can quack like a duck
Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Be a Clown
  • 2 Smile
  • 3 When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
  • 4 Swanee
  • 5 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody
  • 6 Get Happy
  • 7 You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It) / For Me and My Girl / The Trolley Song
  • 8 I Wish You Love
  • 9 Chicago
  • 10 Over the Rainbow