Paper Moon
Ella Fitzgerald & Ink Spots 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

Lyrics © S.A. MUSIC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Meghana Kataria

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, its 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



All comments from YouTube:

Joel Domkus

its so sad they don't make songs like this anymore, this is perfect

Cory R Maxwell

You all were 13 6 years ago, I'm 15 now, and I agree. Jazz, especially jazz like this is so special

Dominic Youe

I mean... They do. We also have other music. We also have youtube and spotify so can listen to this whenever we want! Isn't the world amazin?

jannawary

Amen

Emlyn Perry

They do. You just have to go find them. ;)

hipsterdoofus1026

I don't think she needs the vocal group behind her.

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Ka-iu Lim

I don’t want realism. I want magic!

keithiepoo

#BlancheDuBois 💜💜💜💜

Kathleen Sullivan

You have missed the point entirely

Hannah Claasen

@Ann Marie they were making a reference to a streetcar named desire

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