Send In The Clowns


„Send In The Clowns”

S. Sondheim

from the musical”A Little Night Music”



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 force ?

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.


(c) Zdzisława Sośnicka, Zdzisława Sośnicka