Ha! Ha! Said the Clown by Manfred Mann

Manfred Mann

Manfred Mann were a rock band formed in London, UK in 1962. Named after their keyboard player, who later led the successful 1970’s group Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, the band had two lead vocalists, Paul Jones 1962-66 and Mike d’Abo 1966-69

Ha! Ha! Said the Clown
Album: Mighty Garvey!
Date: 1968
Genre: Pop

Featuring one of the earliest appearances in pop music of the mellotron, played by Manfred Mann, ‘Ha! Ha! Said the Clown’ reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart in 1967 and featured in the top 10 across Europe, including number 1 on the Norwegian Singles Chart. It was covered by Keith Relf and made number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lyrics by Tony Hazzard

Ha! Ha! Said the clown, has the king lost his crown
Is the night being tight on romance
Ha! Ha! Said the clown, is it bringing you down
That you’ve lost your chance
Feeling low, gotta go, see a show in town
Hear the jokes, have a smoke, and a laugh at the clown
In a whirl, see a girl with a smile in her eyes
Never thought I’d be brought right down by her lies
In a trance, watch her dance to the beat of the drums
Faster now, sweating brow, I’m all the fingers and thumbs
Wonder why I hit the sky when she blows me a kiss
In a while, run a mile, I’m regretting all this
Ha! Ha! Said the clown, has the king lost his crown
Is the night being tight on romance
Ha! Ha! Said the clown, is it bringing you down
That you’ve lost your chance
Time to go, close the show, wave the people goodbye
Grab my coat, grab my hat, look that girl in the eye
Where’s your home, what’s your phone number, stop fooling ’round
Could have died, she replied, “I’m the wife of the clown”
Ha! Ha! Said the clown, has the king lost his crown
Is the night being tight on romance
Ha! Ha! Said the clown, is it bringing you down
That you’ve lost your chance
Ha! Ha! Said the clown, has the king lost his crown
Is the night being tight on romance
Ha! Ha! Said the clown, is it bringing you down

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