Who Sang Send in the Clowns? Sarah Vaughan & The Count Basie Orchestra

Release information
Release Date: 1998-11-26
length: 6:23
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Dennis Sands
arranger: Sammy Nestico
alto saxophone: Bobby Plater and Danny Turner
baritone saxophone: John Williams
bass trombone: Bill Hughes
conductor: Sammy Nestico
double bass: Andy Simpkins
guitar: Freddie Green
piano: George Gaffney
saxophone: Eric Dixon
tenor saxophone: Kenny Hing
trombone: Booty Wood, Dennis Wilson and Grover Mitchell
trumpet: Bob Summers, Dale Carley, Frank Szabo, Sonny Cohn and Willie Cook
vocal: Sarah Vaughan
composer: Stephen Sondheim
lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Isn't it rich?
Aren't we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground
You in midair
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, I stopped openin' doors
Finally knowin' the one that I really wanted was yours
Making my entrance again and 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'd 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?
They are all to be clowns
Well, maybe next year, isn't it rich?
I'll repair; isn't it rich?

CD 1
  • 1 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  • 2 Just Friends
  • 3 If You Could See Me Now
  • 4 Ill Wind
  • 5 When Your Lover Has Gone
  • 6 Send in the Clowns
  • 7 I Hadn't Anyone Till You
  • 8 All the Things You Are
  • 9 Indian Summer
  • 10 From This Moment On