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Make ’em Laugh lyrics

Song lyrics to Make — €˜em Laugh, sung by Donald O’Connor in Singin’ in the Rain – technically an — €˜original’ song, but in actuality it’s a copy of Cole Porter’s — €˜Be A Clown’

Though the world is so full of a number things,
I know we should all be as happy as …
But are we?
No! Definitely no!   Positively no!
Decidedly no! Uh-uh.
Short people have long faces and
Long people have short faces.
Big people have little humor
And little people have no humor at all!
And in the words of that immortal bard,
Samuel J. Snodgrass, as he was about to be led To the guillotine:

Make — €˜em laugh
Make — €˜em laugh
Don’t you know everyone wants to laugh?
(Ha ha!)
My dad said — €œBe an actor, my son
But be a comical one
They’ll be standing in lines
For those old honkytonk monkey shines — €

Now you could study Shakespeare and be quite elite
And you can charm the critics and have nothin’ to eat
Just slip on a banana peel
The world’s at your feet
Make — €˜em laugh
Make — €˜em laugh
Make — €˜em laugh

Make — €˜em — €¦
Make — €˜em laugh
Don’t you know everyone wants to laugh
My grandpa said go out and tell — €˜em a joke
But give it plenty of hoke!

Make — €˜em roar
Make — €˜em scream
Take a fall
Butt a wall
Split a seam

You start off by pretending
You’re a dancer with grace
You wiggle — €˜till they’re
Giggling all over the place
And then you get a great big custard pie in the face
Make — €˜em laugh
Make — €˜em laugh
Make — €˜em laugh

Make — €˜em laugh
Make — €˜em laugh
Don’t you know — €¦ all the…wants..?
My dad — €¦
They’ll be standing in lines
For those old honky tonk monkeyshines

Make — €˜em laugh
Make — €˜em laugh
Don’t you know everyone wants to laugh?

Ah ha ha ha ha ha há
Ah ha ha ha ha ha
Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha
Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Make — €˜em laugh, ah ah!
Make — €˜em laugh, ah ah!
Make — €˜em laugh, ah ah!

Make — €˜em laugh
Make — €˜em laugh
Make — €˜em laugh!