King of Clowns    (video)

 

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1. Here I come, the King of Clowns,

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    as I hide behind a smile and paint the town.

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    Though I cry since you're gone,

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    you'll never know because the show must go on.

 

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2. I've been sad, I've been blue,

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    ever since the day that you found someone new.

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    I pretend, but you can't tell,

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    with my broken heart I play my part so well.

 

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Step aside, here I come, the King of Clowns,

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as I hide the lonely teardrops that come down.

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I make believe with a smile,

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but the King of Clowns is cryin' all the while.

 

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+    Tra la la la la la lilo,        tra la la la la la lilo,

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    here comes the King of Clo.....wns.

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    Tra la la la la la lilo,        tra la la la la la lilo,

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    here comes the King of Clowns.

 

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3. There are tears you'll never see,

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    no, you'll never see my tears and pity me.

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    Though I'm hurt, still I'm proud,

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    always laughin' as I walk among the crowd.

 

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Step aside, here I come, the King of Clowns,

        E7                                                     A

as I hide the lonely teardrops that come down.

                 A7                  D

I make believe, with a smile,

              A                           E                   A

but the King of Clowns is cryin' all the while.

 

   D                                - A

+    Tra la la la la la lilo,        tra la la la la la lilo,

E                                            A - A7

    here comes the King of Clo.....wns.

D                                - A

    Tra la la la la la lilo,        tra la la la la la lilo,

E                                           A

    here comes the King of Clowns.

D                                - A

    Tra la la la la la lilo,        tra la la la la la lilo,

E                                           A

    here comes the King of Clowns ....

 

(orig. = capo 2nd)    (Neil Sedaka)