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It's Only a Paper Moon
by Frank Sinatra



It's only a papermoon, s
ailin'over a cardboard sea,
But it wouldn't be make believe,
if you believed in me.

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 phoney as it can be,
But it wouldn't be make believe,
if you believed in me.
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written by ROSE, BILLY/HARBURG, E.Y./ARLEN, HAROLD
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing