Track Title:               It's Only A Paper Moon

Album Title:               The Columbia Years, 1943-1952, Vol. 11
Prime Artist:              Frank Sinatra
Arranger:                  George Siravo
Lyrics by:                 Billy Rose

Lyrics by:                 E. Yip Harburg     (Edgar Yipsel H.)
Music by:                  Harold Arlen     (b. Hyman Arluck)
From the Show:             Take A Chance  1932 (S)

Lyrics:
It's Only A Paper Moon

Writer(s):  Rose / Harburg / Arlen

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 believe in me
Yes, it's only a canvas sky, hanging over a muslin tree
But it wouldn't be make-believe if you believe 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 believe in me.


Contributed by Larry Henares of the Philippines
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