It's Only A Paper Moon


It's Only A Paper Moon


G        E7    Am7   D7
Say, it's only a paper moon,

 D       D9     G    D7   G    D9
Sailing over a cardboard sea,

G       E7          Am7     D7
But it wouldn't be make believe,

   Am7    D7       G    D7
If you believed in me.


G         E7      Am7     D7
Yes, it's only a canvas sky,

  D      D9    G  D7   G     D9
Hanging over a muslin tree,

G       E7         Am7     D7
But it wouldn't be make believe,

   Am7     D7      G   G7
If you believed in me.



(Bridge:)

    Am7 Gdim Bm    Bm7
Without your love,

        Am7   D7     G     G7
It's a honky tonk parade,

    Am7 Gdim  Bm   Bm7
Without your love,

       G       E7   A9     D7+5
It's a melody played at a penny arcade.



G       E7         Am7     D7
It's a Barnum and Bailey world,

  D      D9      G   D7 G    D9
Just as phony as it can be,

G       E7         Am7     D7
But it wouldn't be make believe,

   Am7    D7       G
If you believed in me.
 
* * * * * * * * *
 

It's Only A Paper Moon


Ella Fitzgerald

E6Fdim7F#m7B7
Say, it's only a paper moon
F#m7B9E
sailing over a cardboard sea,
E7/G#A6
but it wouldn't be make believe
F#7/A#B7EB7
if you  believe in me   
EFdim7F#m7B7
Yes, it's only a canvas sky 
F#m7B9E
hanging over a muslim tree,
EE7/G#A6
but it wouldn't be make believe
F#7/A#B7E
if you believed in me  
E7A6A#dim7Em7/B
without your love,
F#m7B7E
it's a honky tonk parade
E7A6A#dim7Em7/B
without your love,
G#m7C#9F#9B9
it's a melody played in a penny arcade.
EFdim7F#m7B7
It's a Barnum and Bailey world 
F#m7B9E
just as phony as it can be,
E7/G#A6
but it wouldn't be make believe
F#7/A#B7EF#m7/D7
if you believed in me. 

E6Fdim7F#m7B7
Say, it's only a paper moon
F#m7B9E
sailing over a cardboard sea,
E7/G#A6
but it wouldn't be make believe
F#7/A#B7EF#m7B7
if you  believe in me 
EFdim7F#m7B7
Yes, it's only a canvas sky 
F#m7B9E
hanging over a muslim tree,
EE7/G#A6
but it wouldn't be make believe
F#7/A#B7E
if you believed in me  
E7A6A#dim7Em7/B
without your love,
F#m7B7E
it's a honky tonk parade
E7A6A#dim7Em7/B
without your love,
G#m7C#9F#9B9
it's a melody playedin a penny arcade.
EFdim7F#m7B7
It's a Barnum and Bailey world 
F#m7B9E
just as phony as it can be,
E7/G#A6
but it wouldn't be make believe
F#7B7EFdim7
if you believed in me. 
F#7B7EFdim7
if you believed in me. 
F#7B7EE6
if you believed in me. 
 
* * * * * * * *

Here's what I'm playing:

It's Only A Paper Moon

Words by Billy Rose and E.Y. Harburg.

Music by Harold Arlen.

GDdim  Am7D6 D9
Say, it's only a paper moon,

Am7D9GD7G
Sailing over a cardboard sea,  

       Bm7-5            B7  C      Am7
But it wouldn't be make believe,

 D7Am7D7GGdim Am7
If you believed in me.  

GDdimAm7D6 D9
Yes, it's only a canvas sky,

Am7D9GD7G
Hanging over a muslin tree,  

G      Bm7-5            B7 CAm7
But it wouldn't be make believe,

D7Am7D7G
If you believed in me. 

Bridge:

Am7
Cm7Gmaj7
Without your love, 

D9sus Am7D9G
It's a honky tonk parade,  

Am7
Cm7  Gmaj7
Without your love, 

D7+5  G      Dm  E7A9D9+5
It's a melody played at a penny arcade.


GDdimAm7D6 D9
It's a Barnum and Bailey world,

Am7D9GD7G
Just as phony as it can be,  

Bm7-5B7D7Am7
But it wouldn't be make believe,

D7Am7 D7 G
If you believed in me



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