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Harold Arlen It's Only A Paper Moon Lyrics

Last updated: 08/10/2008 11:00:00 AM

music by Harold Arlen.
lyrics by E.Y. (Yip) Harburg

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

(Instrumental break)

(Sing the whole song again)

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Wonderful to be reminded | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/8/2008

Thanks, you kind people, for helping me remember not only the lyric but the fact that this great little jazz standard was a creation by the wonderful pen of Harold Arlen and the genius of the late Kip Yarburg!
I needed an attitude adjustment today, and this put me in a better frame of mind.