Who Sang It's Only a Paper Moon? J.J. Johnson & Al Grey

Release information
Release Date: 2006-7-26
length: 6:26
producer: J.J. Johnson
engineer: Bob Simpson
co-producer: Ray Brown
bass: Ray Brown
membranophone: Mickey Roker
trombone: Al Grey and J.J. Johnson
Some other versions of "It's Only a Paper Moon"

Lyrics
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 Soft Winds
  • 2 Let Me See
  • 3 Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
  • 4 It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 5 Boy Meets Horn
  • 6 Things Ain't What They Used to Be
  • 7 Things Are Getting Better All the Time
  • 8 Doncha Hear Me Callin' to Ya

  • Release information
    label: Pablo
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    script: Latin