Who Sang It's Only a Paper Moon? Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr. Nat King Cole Songbook cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2004
length: 2:20
vocal: Sammy Davis Jr.
Some other versions of "It's Only a Paper Moon"

Lyrics
I never feel a thing is real
When I'm away from you
Out of your embrace
The world's a temporary parking place

Mmm, mm, mm, mm
A bubble for a minute
Mmm, mm, mm, mm
You smile, the bubble has a rainbow in it

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 phoney as it can be
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Rambling Rose
  • 2 Unforgettable
  • 3 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 4 Pretend
  • 5 Ballerina
  • 6 It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 7 Smile
  • 8 Walkin' My Baby Back Home
  • 9 Route 66
  • 10 For Sentimental Reasons
  • 11 Send for Me
  • 12 Sweet Lorraine
  • 13 The Christmas Song
  • 14 Mona Lisa / Too Young / Nature Boy

  • Release information
    label: Collectors’ Choice Music
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 617742045529
    script: Latin