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"Laugh, Clown, Laugh"

Music by Ted Fiorito, lyrics by Samuel M. Lewis and Joseph Young, 1928
(Sung by Felix)

As performed on the show:

Life is a play and we all play a part
The lover, the dreamer, the clown
The dreamer and lover are always in tears
The clown spreads sunshine around
The life with a smile is the life worthwhile
So clown, till the curtain comes down...

Even though you're only make-believing
Laugh, clown, laugh
Even though something inside is grieving
Laugh, clown, laugh
[singing in Italian] Laugh, clown...

[speaking]The world is a masquerade and we all have our own masks to wear
The rich man pretends he is happy
And the pauper pretends he don't care
My mask is all worn out with tear drops
And at night, when it's placed on the shelf
I may make the world think I'm merry
But I can't hide the truth from myself

So no matter how much it may hurt
I must keep on acting, acting, acting!
[singing in Italian] Laugh, clown... [laughs]

The real lyrics:

Life is a play and we all play a part
The Lover, the Dreamer, the Clown
The Dreamer and Lover are always in tears
The Clown spreads sunshine around
The life with a smile is the life worthwhile
The Clown till the curtain comes down

Even though you're only make believing
Laugh, Clown, laugh!
Even though something inside is grieving
Laugh, Clown, laugh!
Don't let your heart grow too mellow
Just be a real Punchinello, fellow

You're supposed to brighten up a place
And laugh, Clown, laugh!
Paint a lot of smiles around your face
And laugh, Clown, don't frown
Dressed in your best coloured humour
Be a pallietto and laugh, Clown, laugh!

Episodes: 
113 "Laugh, Clown, Laugh"