Who Sang (It's Only a) Paper Moon? Marian McPartland & Willie Pickens

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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
  • 1 Ain't Misbehavin'
  • 2 Along Came Betty
  • 3 Close Your Eyes
  • 4 It Don't Mean a Thing (if it Ain't Got That Swing)
  • 5 Spring is Here
  • 6 Night and Day
  • 7 (It's Only a) Paper Moon
  • 8 Autumn Nocturne
  • 9 Just One of Those Things