The Curtain FallsWords & Music by Sol Weinstein
Recorded by Bobby Darin, 1963
A7 Em7 Edim D A7 Edim Gdim Fdim D Off comes the make - up, off comes the clown's dis - guise A7 Em7 Edim D G Edim D D7 The cur - tain's fall - ing, the mu - sic soft - ly dies Em7 Edim G G/F# Edim A7 B7 But I hope you're smi - ling as you're fi - ling out the door B7/F# Cdim Em Bm7 B7 As they say in this biz, "That's all there is, Em B+ A7 There is - n't an - y more." A7 G Edim D Bm G Edim A7 D We've shared our mo - ment, and as the mo - ment ends A7 G Edim D Bm G Edim A7 D DM7 D7 I've got a fun - ny feeling we're part - ing now as friends D9 Am7 D7 G Bm7-5 A7 Your cheers and laugh - ter will ling - er af - ter Bm Bm7/E E7 They've torn down these dus - ty walls Edim D Bm G If I had this to do a - gain, A7 Cdim B7 And the eve - ning were new a - gain Bm7-5 G Em7 Gdim A7/6 A7 D G D I would spend it with you again, but now, the cur - tain falls D9 Am7 D7 G Bm7-5 A7 Your cheers and laugh - ter will ling - er af - ter Bm Bm7/E E7 They've torn down these dus - ty walls Edim A7 D Bm G A7 Cdim D6 B7 People say I was made for this, nothing else would I trade for this, Bm7-5 G G/F# E7 And just think I get paid for this ... n.c. Good night Ladies and gentlemen and God love ya.
*Requested by recent visitor Vincent Russo. Recorded live at The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas on Nov. 11, 1963, this song and the similarly-named album on which it appears went unreleased for well over thirty years (37 to split hairs.) This song, itself, was especially touching because it was the last song in what the audience well knew this was Darin's last show before before taking "time out" due to growing health problems resulting from childhood rheumatic fever. Though he survived this "time out" by another ten years, and ultimately released more than 30 albums during his lifetime, his deteriorating health cut his life short at the age of 37. Interest in his musical legacy was rekindled with the 2004 release of Kevin Spacey's biopic "Beyond The Sea."