Who Sang I Stayed Too Long at the Fair? Rosemary Clooney

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Release information
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Jazz Pop
length: 4:43
membranophone: Jeff Hamilton
piano: John Oddo
vocal: Rosemary Clooney
double bass: John Clayton
tenor saxophone: Scott Hamilton
cornet: Warren Vaché
composer: Billy Barnes
lyricist: Billy Barnes
I wanted the music to play on forever
Have I stayed too long at the fair?
I wanted the clown to be constantly clever
Have I stayed too long at the fair?

I bought me blue ribbons to tie up my hair,
But I couldn't find anybody to care;
The merry-go-round is beginning to taunt now
Have I stayed too long at the fair?

The music has stop and the children must go now
Have I stayed too long at the fair?
Oh, mother dear, I know you're very proud,
Your little girl in gingham is so far above the crowd;

No, daddy dear, You never could have known
That I would be successful, yet so very much alone...
I wanted to live in a carnival city,
With laughter and love everywhere;

I wanted my friends to be thrilling and witty,
I wanted somebody to care;
I found my blue ribbons all shiny and new
But now I discover them no longer blue...

The merry-go-round is beginning to taunt me,
Have I stayed too long at the fair?
There's nothing to win
And there's no one to want me

Have I stayed too long at the fair?

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I Wish I Were in Love Again
  • 2 Manhattan
  • 3 I Stayed Too Long at the Fair
  • 4 Everything I've Got
  • 5 How Are Things in Glocca Morra
  • 6 Come Back to Me
  • 7 Where Do You Start
  • 8 Taking a Chance on Love
  • 9 I'll See You Again
  • 10 All the Things You Are
  • 11 My Ship
  • 12 Guys and Dolls