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They All Laughed


by George Gershwin. Buy album CD: Gershwin Jazz 'Round Midnight


The odds were a hundred to one against me
The world thought the heights were too high to climb
But people from Missouri never incensed me
Oh, I wasn’t a bit concerned
For from hist’ry I had learned
How many, many times the worm had turned

They all laughed at Christopher Columbus
When he said the world was round
They all laughed when Edison recorded sound
They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother
When they said that man could fly

They told marconi
Wireless was a phony
It’s the same old cry
They laughed at me wanting you
Said I was reaching for the moon
But oh, you came through
Now they’ll have to change their tune

They all said we never could be happy
They laughed at us and how!
But ho, ho, ho!
Who’s got the last laugh now?

They all laughed at Rockefeller center
Now they’re fighting to get in
They all laughed at Whitney and his cotton gin
They all laughed at Fulton and his steamboat
Hershey and his chocolate bar

Ford and his misery
Kept the laughers busy
That’s how people are
They laughed at me wanting you
Said it would be, "hello, goodbye."
But oh, you came through
Now they’re eating humble pie

They all said we’d never get together
Darling, let’s take a bow
For ho, ho, ho!
Who’s got the last laugh?
He, hee, hee!
Let’s at the past laugh
Ha, ha, ha!
Who’s got the last laugh now? "



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Album: Gershwin Jazz 'Round Midnight (1998) Lyrics
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  1. They All Laughed
  2. 'S Wonderful
  3. Embraceable You
  4. But Not For Me
  5. Summertime
  6. I've Got A Crush On You
  7. Love Is Here To Stay
  8. A Foggy Day
  9. I Loves You, Porgy
  10. They Can't Take That Away From Me
  11. Isn't It A Pity?
  12. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  13. How long has this been going on ?
  14. Love Walked In
  15. The Man I Love
  16. Someone To Watch Over Me

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