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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