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[B]Say it's [Cdim7]only a       [C#m7]paper      [F#7]moon    
[C#m7]hanging [F#7]over a [B]cardboard sea
but it [B7/D#]wouldn't be [E]make-be[Fdim7]lieve      
if [F#7]you believed in [B]me   [G#m7]    [C#m7]    [F#7]    

[B]Yes, its [Cdim7]only a       [C#m7]canvas [F#7]sky    
[C#m7]hanging [F#7]over a [B]muslin tree
but it [B7/D#]would be [E]make be[Fdim7]lieve      
if [F#7]you believed in [B]me [B7]    

With[E]out [Fdim7]your       [B]love [G#m7]    
it's a [C#m7]honky-     [F#7]tonk par[B]ade [B7]    
with[E]out [Fdim7]your       [B/F#]love [G#7]    
it's a [D#m7]melody [G#7]played in the [C#m7]penny ar[F#7]cade    

[B]It's a [Cdim7]barnum and [C#m7]bailey [F#7]world    
[C#m7]just as [F#7]phoney as [B]it can be
but it [B7/D#]wouldn't be [E]make-be[Fdim7]lieve      
if [F#7]you believed in [B]me  

[C#9]It’s phoney it’s plain to see
[C9]How happy I would be
if [C#9]you be[C9]lieved in [B13]me    

Say it's only a paper moon
hanging over a cardboard sea
but it wouldn't be make-believe
if you believed in me

Yes, its only a canvas sky
hanging over a muslin tree
but it would 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 the 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

It’s phoney it’s plain to see
How happy I would be
if you believed in me

Song Author Harold Arlen

Lyrics Author Billy Rose og E. Y. Harburg

Performer: Ella Fitzgerald

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