Send In The Clowns

Words & Music:

Stephen Sondheim



Isn't it rich?  Are we a pair?

EbM9       Eb                             AbM9

Me here at last on the ground, you in mid-air.

Ab6           Bb/Eb      Ab/Eb      Bb/Eb      Ab

Where are the clowns?


Isn't it bliss?  Don't you approve?

One who keeps tearing around, one who can't move...

Ab6           Bb/Eb    Fm/Eb       Eb

Where are the clowns?  Send in the clowns.


              Gm      Dm7     Gm

Just when I'd stopped opening doors,

Dm9     Gm                                Cm7

Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours.

G         Eb6/Bb     F7/A        Ab6   Gsus4

Making my entrance again with my usual flair

Fm7-5      Gm/Bb        Ab6/Bb    Bb/Eb   Ab   Bb/Eb   Ab

Sure of my lines------, no-one is there.


Ab             Eb

Don't you love farce?  My fault, I fear.

EbM9           Eb                                 AbM9

I thought that you'd want what I want.  Sorry, my dear.

    Ab6           Bb/Eb

And where are the clowns?

                   Bb9/Eb                         Eb Ebsus4 Eb Ebsus4

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.

Ab6               Bb/Eb

And where are the clowns?

                  Bb9/Eb                    Eb   Ebsus4   Eb

There ought to be clowns...well, maybe next year.


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