It's Only a Paper Moon Lyrics - Kenny Drew Trio

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Release information
Release Date: 1957-2
length: 6:26
piano: Kenny Drew
drums (drum set): Philly Joe Jones
double bass: Paul Chambers
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

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Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Caravan
  • 2 Come Rain or Come Shine
  • 3 Ruby My Dear
  • 4 Weirdo
  • 5 Taking a Chance on Love
  • 6 When You Wish Upon a Star
  • 7 Blues for Nica
  • 8 It's Only a Paper Moon