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A Little Night Music - Send in the clowns
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this song became popular thanks to: Judy Collins, Frank Sinatra, Kenny Rogers, Lou Rawls, Barbra Streisand, COunt Basie, Sarah Vaughan... and now I'm trying to play the Orchestra and to sing... I hope you'll like it!
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Pop - Musical
Charts #2,742 today (peak #129)
Charts #72 in subgenre today (peak #7)
Stephen Sondheim
August 27, 2013
MP3 3.5 MB
128 kbps bitrate
3:48 minutes
Story behind the song
Sondheim wrote the lyrics and music over a two-day period during rehearsals for the play's Broadway debut, specifically for the actress Glynis Johns, who created the role of Desiree. According to Sondheim, "Glynis had a lovely, crystal voice, but sustaining notes was not her thing. I wanted to write short phrases, so I wrote a song full of questions" and the song's melody is within a small music range
Lyrics
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 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? There ought to be clowns. Well, maybe next year.
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