They All Laughed Lyrics

George Gershwin


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
album: Track 11 in album American Classics
release date: 2002-3-1
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length: 2:47

Cover Art

George Gershwin American Classics cover art
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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?"


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Concerto For Clarinet
  • 2 Prelude, Fugue And Riffs: 1. Prelude for the Brass
  • 3 Prelude, Fugue And Riffs: 2. Fugue for the Saxes
  • 4 Prelude, Fugue And Riffs: 3. Riffs for Everyone
  • 5 Derivations For Clarinet And Band: I. Warm-Up
  • 6 Derivations For Clarinet And Band: II. Contrapuntal Blues
  • 7 Derivations For Clarinet And Band: III. Rag
  • 8 Derivations For Clarinet And Band: IV. Ride-Out
  • 9 Concerto For Clarinet
  • 10 Summertime
  • 11 They All Laughed
  • 12 The Man I Love
  • 13 I Got Rhythm