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It's Only A Paper Moon
Words By Billy Rose and E. Y. Harburg, Music by Harold Arlen - Copyright 1933
Verse:
Am            G Am           G Am          G     D7 Cmaj7    Am7  D7
G               C      G Am7         D9 G C            G
Am7          D9 G              Edim Am7         D7 G            E7
A9             D7 G              Am7 A7 Am7       D7+
Chorus:
G             Ddim Am7         D7 G             D9 G           D7     G
-              Dm Am7 D7          Am7   D7 G           Eb7   Am6
G             Ddim Am7         D7 G             D9 G           D7     G
-              Dm Am7 D7          Am7   D7 G
Am7        Eb Bm -               D7 G
Am7        Eb Bm G             Dm    E7 A7                   D7+
G             Ddim Am7         D7 G             D9 G            D7     G
-              Dm Am7 D7          Am7   D7 G      (D7+ to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
I nev -er feel, a thing is real, When I'm a -way from you,
Out of your em -brace, The world's a tem -por -ra -ry park -ing place.
Mmm, mm, mm, mm, A bub -ble, for a min -ute,
Mm mm, You smile, the bub -ble has a rain -bow in it.
 
Chorus:
Say, it's on -ly a pa -per moon, Sail -ing o -ver a card -board sea,
But it would -n't be make be -lieve, If you be -lieved in me.
Yes it's on -ly a can -vas sky, Hang -ing o -ver a mus -lin tree,
But it would -n't be make be -lieve, If you be -lieved in me.
With -out your love, it's a hon -ky -tonk pa -rade,
With out your love, it's a mel -o -dy played in a pen -ny ar -cade.
It's a Bar -num and Bai -ley world, Just as phon -y as it can be,
But it would -n't be make be -lieve If you be -lieved in me.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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