ACROBAT

An acrobat

Trapeze artiste

I fancy that

I’ll be an acrobat one day

I’m going to run away, and join a circus

A circus

 

Hear the whip crack

And ride around the ring

Bare back

No matter what you say

I’m going to run away and join a circus

A circus

 

Sequins and spangles

And derring-do dangles

Two wings and a prayer

Flying and soaring

The crowd below roaring

They gasp as I dare

Gliding with grace through the air

See how small troubles are there

Far away

Far below

And I know that one day

I’ll just get up and go

I’ll be an acrobat

An acrobat

 

Who says I won’t?

Now you see me

Now you don’t

I’m an acrobat

And One day

I’m going to run away and join a circus

A circus

 

See me dive through the hoops

But it’s for real

Watch me tie myself in knots

Inside, that’s how I feel

I can juggle

Now I’m playing with fire

Mind how the flames turn

Spin as they burn

Higher and higher

 

Quick change

Another pose

Who said that I was strange?

Well just suppose

I join a circus

A circus

 

Sequins and spangles

And derring-do dangles

Flying and soaring

The crowd will be roaring

Gliding with grace through the air

See how small problems are there

Far away

Far below

And I know that one day

I’ll just get up and go

 

I’ll be an acrobat

Trapeze artiste, contortionist and that,

I fancy that

I’ll be an acrobat and one day

I’m going to run away, and join a circus

And leave the circus

 

 

 

Words & Music by Sue Casson

 

 Piano/vocals    Casson  

 Violin                Jacqueline Dennett

 

 Recorded at Coachroad Studios

 by David Oversby-Powell

 

Beachcomber is an ongoing project

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Photos of Rebecca Morton by Sarah Morton

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