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It's Only a Paper Moon Lyrics

from Essential Jazz Divas

"It's Only a Paper Moon" is track #2 on the album Essential Jazz Divas. It was written by Rose, Billy/harburg, E.y./arlen, Harold.
"It's Only a Paper Moon" is track #2 on the album Essential Jazz Divas. It was written by Rose, Billy/harburg, E.y./arlen, Harold.

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Say, it's only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me

Yes, it's only a canvas sky
Hanging over a muslin tree
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me

Without your love
It's a honky tonk parade
Without your love
It's a melody played in a penny arcade

It's a Barnum and Bailey world
Just as phony as it can be
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me

Say, it's only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me

Yes, it's only a canvas sky
Hanging over a muslin tree
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me

Without your love
It's a honky-tonk parade
Without your love
It's a melody played in a penny arcade

It's a Barnum and Bailey world
Just as phony as it can be
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me

It's phony it's plain to see
How happy I would be
If you believed in me.

Songwriters
ROSE, BILLY/HARBURG, E.Y./ARLEN, HAROLD

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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC., S.A. MUSIC

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