Perry Como Sings Just For You - 1958
 
It's Only a Paper Moon
 
Itís only a paper moon,
Sailiní over a cardboard sea,
But it wouldnít be make believe,
If you believed in me!
 
Yes, itís only a canvas sky,
Hanginí over a muslin tree,
But it wouldnít be make believe,
If you believed in me!
 
Without your love,
Itís a honky-tonk parade,
Without your love,
Itís a melody played in a penny arcade!
 
Itís a Barnum & Bailey world,
Just as phoney as it can be,
But it wouldnít be make believe,
If you believed in me!
 
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Without your love,
Itís a honky-tonk parade,
Without your love,
Itís a melody played in a penny arcade!
 
Itís a Barnum & Bailey world,
Just as phoney as it can be,
But it wouldnít be make believe,
If you believed in me!
 
from the 1933 Theatre play "The Great Magoo"
Music by Harold Arlen
with lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
and Billy Rose , 1933
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