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They All Laughed song lyrics

Song lyrics to They All Laughed, music by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, sung by Ginger Rogers in Shall We Dance

They All Laughed is a song written for Shall We Dance where it was introduced by Ginger Rogers as part of a song and dance routine with Fred Astaire.

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 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 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 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?
Hee, hee, hee
Let’s at the past laugh
Ha, ha, ha
Who’s got the last laugh now?

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