Who Sang It’s Only a Paper Moon? Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra

Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra On the Moon-Beam cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1945-10-13
vocal: Vaughn Monroe
orchestra: Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
Some other versions of "It’s Only a Paper Moon"

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
10" Shellac 1
  • 1 Moonlight and Roses
  • 2 It’s Only a Paper Moon
    10" Shellac 2
  • 1 Moonglow
  • 2 Moon of Manakoora
    10" Shellac 3
  • 1 Blue Moon
  • 2 Shine On Harvest Moon
    10" Shellac 4
  • 1 Carolina Moon
  • 2 Moon Love (adapted from Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, 2nd Movement)
    10" Shellac 5
  • 1 Moon Over Miami
  • 2 Racing With the Moon

  • Release information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 10" Shellac
    script: Latin