Saturday, May 7, 2016

They All Laughed -- Fred Astaire (1937)








 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 Fulton and his steamboat, Hershey and his chocolate bar
Ford and his Lizzie, 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?
Hee, hee, hee! Let's at the past laugh, Ha, ha, ha! Who's got the last laugh now?


Songwriters
GERSHWIN, IRA / GERSHWIN, GEORGE




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