Who Sang It's Only a Paper Moon? John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli Dear Mr. Cole cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1995-2-14
Genre: Jazz
Style: Swing/Soul-Jazz/Contemporary Jazz
length: 2:36
piano: Benny Green
lead vocals: John Pizzarelli
double bass: Christian McBride
guitar: John Pizzarelli
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 Style Is Coming Back in Style
  • 2 (What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry?
  • 3 Little Girl
  • 4 You Must Be Blind
  • 5 Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 6 It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 7 September Song
  • 8 On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • 9 Nature Boy
  • 10 This Way Out
  • 11 Too Marvelous for Words
  • 12 Route 66
  • 13 Sweet Lorraine
  • 14 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 15 Honeysuckle Rose
  • 16 Love
  • 17 Unforgettable
  • 18 Portrait of Jenny

  • Release information
    label: RCA Novus
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 012416318228
    script: Latin