They All Laughed

Album: Shall We Dance (1937)
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  • They 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 history 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 try

    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 would be happy
    Darling, let's take a bow
    But ho, ho, ho
    Who's got the last laugh now? Writer/s: GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRA GERSHWIN
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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