It's Only A Paper Moon

The Complete Lionel Hampton Quartets And Quintets With Oscar Peterson, 6 minutes

It's Only A Paper Moon
  • It's Only A Paper Moon

Lyrics

Oscar Peterson

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

Written by ROSE, BILLY/HARBURG, E.Y./ARLEN, HAROLD
Published by Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing, NEXT DECADE ENTERTAINMENT,INC., S.A. MUSIC

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