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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date:  June 12, 1999
Album: Legendary Masters Series Gary Lewis and the Playboys
Written by: Garrett/Russell/Lewis


    EVERYBODY LOVES A CLOWN            Gary Lewis and the Playboys

Em? =  005443
Fm? =  032111

Intro chords  D A Bm A
D           A       Bm      A             D A Bm A
Everybody loves a clown so why don't you 
D           A             Bm           A         Em Em? G A
Everybody laughs at the things that I say and do
 G                        A   
They all laugh when they see me coming 
G                            A
But you don't laugh you just go home running
D           A      Bm       A         D  A     Bm          A      D
Everybody loves a clown so why can't you    a clown has feelings too.
D        A          Bm         A             D A Bm A          
I joke around at a party when you are there
D           A              Bm             A    Em    Em? G A                                                                          
You don't laugh you don't look you just don't care
G                         A     
If you're wondering why this clown is crying 
G                           A
Look a little closer and inside I'm dying
D         A      Bm     A        D  A       Bm        A         D    
It's not easy to be in love you see   when you're a clown like me

Chords used in lead D A C D G Gm A Am G G D D#
D#       A#          Cm      A#      D# 
I don't know how to say "But I love you" 
D#                  A#                   Bm      Fm  Fm? G# A#
Cause you wouldn't smile and say tell a joke or two
 G#                             A# 
Guess I'm a clown that I don't want to be 
G#                            A#
Why can't you see the other side of me
 D#        A#      Cm        A#        D#   A#  
Guess I'll be the girl who plays that part 
      Fm            G#    Cm    
Of a clown with a broken heart.

ending:
  Fm                       A#                   D#    D#b A# Cm Eb
Dreaming of your love and not knowing where to start  
  Fm                       A#                   D#    D# A# Cm Eb
Dreaming of your love and not knowing where to start
  Fm                       A#                   D#    D# A# Cm Eb
Dreaming of your love and not knowing where to start


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