Who Sang It's Only a Paper Moon? George Shearing

George Shearing Paper Moon - Music of Nat King Cole cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1996
length: 5:17
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 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 2 I'm Lost
  • 3 Sweet Lorraine
  • 4 Nature Boy
  • 5 Homeward Bound
  • 6 I'm Thru With Love
  • 7 It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 8 Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You
  • 9 Lost April
  • 10 Peaches
  • 11 You've Changed
  • 12 I'd Love to Make Love to You
  • 13 Could Ja
  • 14 I Just Can't See for Lookin'

  • Release information
    label: Telarc
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 089408337529
    script: Latin