Who Sang It’s Only a Paper Moon? Frank Morgan

Frank Morgan Love, Lost & Found cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1995
length: 4:32
producer: John Snyder
engineer: Michael Bishop
alto saxophone: Frank Morgan
piano: Cedar Walton
double bass: Ray Brown
drums (drum set): Billy Higgins
composer: Harold Arlen
lyricist: Billy Rose, Yip Harburg
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

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Nearness of You
  • 2 Last Night When We Were Young
  • 3 What Is This Thing Called Love
  • 4 Skylark
  • 5 Once I Loved
  • 6 I Can’t Get Started With You
  • 7 It’s Only a Paper Moon
  • 8 My One and Only Love
  • 9 Someday My Prince Will Come
  • 10 All the Things You Are
  • 11 Don’t Blame Me