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James Darren – Goodbye Cruel World lyrics

Goodbye Cruel World
James Darren
Words and Music by Gloria Shayne

-as sung on "The Best Of James Darren"
-Rhino Records R2 71664
-peak Billboard position # 3 in 1961

Note: Calliope sounds were vocals by writer Shayne!!

(Goodbye cruel world)
(Goodbye cruel world)

Oh, goodbye cruel world, I'm off to join the circus
Gonna be a broken-hearted clown
Paint my face with a good-for-nothin' smile
'cause a mean, fickle woman turned my whole world upside down

(Goodbye cruel world)

Farewell to love, I'm off to join the circus
Gotta find a way to hide my tears
Bet I'll have them rolling in the aisle
And I'll forget that woman if it takes a hundred years

Oh oh oh, step right up and take a look at a fool
He's got a heart as stubborn as a mule
C'mon everybody, he's good for a laugh
And no one could tell his heart is broken in half

Well, the joke's on me, I'm off to join the circus
Oh, Mr. Barnum, save a place for me
Shoot me out of a cannon, I don't care
Let the people point at me and stare
I'll tell the world that woman, wherever she may be
That mean, fickle woman made a cryin' clown outta me

(Goodbye cruel world)
Shoot me out of a cannon, I don't care
Let the people point at me and stare
I'll tell the world that woman, wherever she may be
That mean, fickle woman made a cryin' clown outta me

Goodbye cruel world
Goodbye cruel world
Fade
Goodbye cruel world
Goodbye cruel world

Transcribed by Robin Hood

These lyrics were transcribed from the specific recording mentioned above
And do not necessarily correspond with lyrics from other recordings, sheet
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    My first thought is the james stewart character in the greatest show on earth but I can't remember whether he hid his hurt behind the clown mask. But I guess we all put on some kind of face when a trama strikes. In my case I constantly make quips and puns to keep my spirits up. And one is also invisible behind a mask, so you could behave outrageously, without some women putting you down.
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