Who Sang It’s Only a Paper Moon? Miles Davis feat. Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins Dig cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1956
length: 5:25
trumpet: Miles Davis
tenor saxophone: Sonny Rollins
piano: Walter Bishop, Jr.
double bass: Tommy Potter
alto saxophone: Jackie McLean
drums (drum set): Art Blakey
bass: Tommy Potter
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
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dig
  • 2 It’s Only a Paper Moon
  • 3 Denial
  • 4 Bluing
  • 5 Out of the Blue

  • Release information
    label: Prestige
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin