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On July 9, 2012
Send In The Clowns
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Strolling Down Memory Lane is this pretty song which is easy to like ....Great lyrics and a wonderful melody....Hope you enjoy ....Thanks for your listen....
"Send in the Clowns" is a song by Stephen Sondheim from the 1973 musical A Little Night Music, an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night. It is a ballad from Act II in which the character Desirée reflects on the ironies and disappointments of her life. Among other things, she looks back on an affair years earlier with the lawyer Fredrik. Meeting him after so long, she finds that he is now in an unconsummated marriage with a much younger woman. Desirée proposes marriage to rescue him from this situation, but he declines, citing his dedication to his bride. Reacting to his rejection, Desirée sings this song. The song is later reprised as a coda after Fredrik's young wife runs away with his son, and Fredrik is finally free to accept Desirée's offer.
Sondheim wrote the song specifically for the actress Glynis Johns, who created the role of Desirée on Broadway. The song is structured with four verses and a bridge, and uses a complex triple meter. It became Sondheim's most popular song after Frank Sinatra recorded it in 1973 and Judy Collins's version charted in 1975 and 1977. Subsequently, Sarah Vaughan, Judi Dench, Grace Jones, Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Zarah Leander, Tiger Lillies, Ray Conniff, Glenn Close, Cher and many other famous artists have recorded the song, and it became a jazz standard.
culled from wikipedia
Wonderful song and what a lovely arrangement ......music and lyrics both are beautiful.
I'm enjoying as I listen to you sing. I know how much you love to sing and it does my heart good to hear you. As usual you chose a song that is very pleasing to me.
Did I hear you say send in the clowns? Well I am here, but I don't know where Karen is...LOL hehehehhe
Great song choice my friend.....I sure like this song and sure enjoyed your sing Hugsie.....A real nice listen....wtg Sir....good one...**********************************s and hugs...Noreen
Here we are.......See look at Karen on the left.....I told ya we were clowns...LOL hehehehehe
Hi Hugsie....you sang this lovely song terrific, my dear friend....WTG, very enjoyable listen!!.....Your friend, Ken
This is a great classic and I enjoyed your rendition very much.I enjoyed reading the trivia too.
Take care and have a great day..
Texas looks sweet!
Is that your Chair? Looking out over the Gulf?
Great Sing and Song!
Cheers for You!
HELLO HUGSIE, A WONDERFUL SONG AND SING TODAY DEAR FRIEND, SO ENJOYING THIS ONE , ALWAYS A GREAT LISTEN HERE IN YOUR STUDIO , LOVING THIS ONE HUGSIE, HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND A GREAT WEEK , SAY HELLO TO JET , HOPE ALL IS WELL THERE, ENJOYABLE HUGSIE, AWESOME SING MY FRIEND, STARS FOR A GREAT JOB ******************** HUGS, IRIS
r/b380edb7b " THIS MAGIC MOMENT" HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY! HUGS~~~
Hello and good afternoon Hugsie,
This is such a great song for you to share with us... Enjoyed the write up you posted for us......
AWESOME heart touching sing, my friend...
Thanks for the beautiful birthday wishes for Angela....
God Bless you Hugsie~
Loved strolling down memory lane with you....
Thanks for sharing this great performance filled with so much emotion and LOVE from you dear friend...
Have a wonderful blessed week...
HELLO SWEET HUGSIE...............YOU ARE SUCH A DEAR DEAR MAN AND FRIEND ....................A GREAT SONG AND SONG CHOICE MY DEAR FRIEND.
SUPERB RENDITION HUGSIE.................A WONDERFUL SINGING HERE AND PERFORMANCE.
BRAVOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DEAR FRIEND.............A PLEASURE HEARING YOU SING.
Hi my lovely friend, Hugsie... I see my sis Noreen, made sure the clowns showed up. lol She's a nut.
Hugsie, I have really missed hearing you sing and I've also missed reading about the history of the songs or the artists or both. You're a very entertaining man. Thanks for sharing so much with us and for being a dear friend. It was a real pleasure to come to your place..... and see my clown face lol Take care Hugsssss
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