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They All Laughed

This song is by Ella Fitzgerald and appears on the box set Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (1959).

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 far 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 phony
It's the same old cry

They laughed at me wantin' you
Said, I was reaching for the moon
But oh, you came through
Now they'll have to change their tune, yes

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 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 now?

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?