They All Laughed
Words:Ira Gershwin
Music:George Gershwin
Performed By:  Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra (1979)
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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 phoney -
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 steam boat,
Hershey and his choc'late bar;

Ford and his Lizzie kept 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-he-he, let's at the past laugh,
Ha-ha-ha, who's got the last laugh now?
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