It's Only a Paper Moon Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald


publisher: ©S.A. MUSIC , SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC. , WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC INC
writers: Billy Rose, E.y. Harburg, Harold Arlen
album: Track in album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book
release date: 1961
popularity : 49 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Pop
styles: Big Band/Swing
length: 3:38
composer: Harold Arlen
lyricist: Billy Rose, Yip Harburg

Cover Art

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book cover art
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I never feel a thing is real
When I'm away from you
Out of your embrace
The world's a temporary parking place
Mmm, mm, mm, mm
A bubble for a minute
Mmm, mm, mm, mm
You smile, the bubble has a rainbow in it
Say, its 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


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Blues in the Night
  • 2 Let's Fall in Love
  • 3 Stormy Weather
  • 4 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • 5 My Shining Hour
  • 6 Hooray for Love
  • 7 This Time the Dream's on Me
  • 8 That Old Black Magic
  • 9 I've Got the World on a String
  • 10 Let's Take a Walk Around the Block
  • 11 Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good)
  • 12 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
    Vinyl 2
  • 1 When the Sun Comes Out
  • 2 Come Rain or Come Shine
  • 3 As Long as I Live
  • 4 Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe
  • 5 It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 6 The Man That Got Away
  • 7 One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)
  • 8 It Was Written in the Stars
  • 9 Get Happy
  • 10 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  • 11 Out of This World
  • 12 Over the Rainbow