The song was written by Stephen Sondheim for the musical “A Little Night Music” in 1973. Since that time the song has been recorded by many different artists. The first one who made it popular was Frank Sinatra followed by Judy Collins. I am not sure if I prefer a male voice for this song or a female voice. I checked out a couple of videos on YouTube and decided to include the version of “Send In the Clowns” sung by Cher. The song has become a jazz standard.