it’s only a paper moon lyrics – nat king cole

(originally by paul whiteman)

it is only a paper moon
sailing over a cardboard sea
but it wouldn’t be make-believe
if you believe in me

it is 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

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

/ nat king cole lyrics