Be a clown,
Be a clown!
All the world loves a clown
And you′ll always stop with top folks

Dress in huge baggy pants
And you'll ride the road to romance
(G) A butcher or a baker ladies never embrace
(J) A barber for a beau would be a social disgrace
They all will come to call
If you can fall on your face,
Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown!

Be a clown,
Be a clown!
All the world loves a clown
(G) Be the poor, silly ass
(J) And you′ll always travel first class!

Give 'em quips,
Give 'em pun,
And they′ll pay to say you′re A-one

(G) Why be a great composer
With your rent in arrears?
(J) Why be a major poet
And you'll owe it for years?
When crowds′ll pay to giggle
If you wiggle your ears!
Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown!

Be a clown,
Be a clown!
All the world loves a clown
(G) Be a crazy buffoon
(J) And the demoiselles will all swoon!

Jackanapes,
And they'll imitate you like apes

(G) If you become a farmer,
You′ve the weather to buck
(J) If you become a gambler,
You'll be stuck with your luck
But, Jack, you′ll never lack
If you can quack like a duck!
Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown!

Be a clown,
Be a clown,
Be a clown!

Published:

15 December, 2021