Writer(s): George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin
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 hist’ry 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 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?