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Ella Fitzgerald They All Laughed Lyrics

Last updated: 09/22/2014 04:28:44 PM

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."
And 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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Wrong Author, Wrong Credit | Reviewer: Blenda Richter | 9/22/14

The lyrics, as all the Jazz Standards lyrics are clever and intelligent in a romantic theme. But they are NOT Ella Fitzgerald's they were written by Ira Gershwin and his brother George wrote the music.

Health Care | Reviewer: Alliancgen(at)aol(dot)con | 12/14/13


They all laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round. They all laughed when Edison recorded sound. They all laughed at Wilber and his brother when they said man could fly. They told folk that Health Care was a joke it's the same old cry. But ho-ho-h0 whose got the last laugh know.