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Music Video: Frank Sinatra - Send in the Clowns

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This is a very old, very famous song which has been performed by many renowned artists, including the following, Frank Sinatra! Before you listen, read through the lyrics and try to decide what the song is about. Is it happy or sad? Is it romantic? Then listen and complete the gaps with the missing words.

Lesson by Caroline Devane


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Missing Words

  • Fault
  • Pair
  • Entrance
  • Year
  • Career
  • Finding
  • Opening
  • Approve
  • Ground

Send in the Clowns Lyrics

Isn't it rich, aren't we a _1_
Me here at last on the _2_ - and you in mid-air
Send in the clowns

Isn't it bliss, don't you _3_
One who keeps tearing around - and one who can't move
But where are the clowns - send in the clowns

Just when I stopped _4_ doors
Finally _5_ the one that I wanted - was yours
Making my _6_ again with my usual flair
So sure of my lines - then nobody's there

Don't you love a farce; my _7_ I fear
I thought that you'd want what I want - sorry my dear
But where are the clowns - there ought to be clowns
Maybe next _8_

Isn't it rich, isn't it queer
Losing my timing this late in my _9_
But where are the clowns - send in the clowns
Don't bother they're here

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