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It's Only a Paper Moon

Ella Fitzgerald


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

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Written by: Billy Rose / E.Y. Yip Harburg / Harold Arlen · This isn't the songwriter? Let us know.
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