A Conversation for Christopher Columbus - Explorer - Part One

"They all laughed" was a Gershwin song

Post 1

paulh, vaccinated against the Omigod Variant

Not meaning any respect to Frank Sinatra, but "They all laughed" was George and Ira Gershwin's song. It was written for Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers' film "Shall we dance," 1937.

"They all laughed" was a Gershwin song

Post 2


Do you mean disrespect to Mr Sinatra? smiley - tongueout

I worked myself into a tizzy because I thought that someone might come along and tell me that half of my entry is wrong (I used reliable sources, but I'm a worrier!) and you're just concerned about the opening quote? smiley - biggrin

Well, we have the whole weekend.

smiley - blacksheep

"They all laughed" was a Gershwin song

Post 3

paulh, vaccinated against the Omigod Variant


smiley - blush My error. I should have said, "Not meaning any disrespect to Mr. Sinatra."

It's just that I love the Astaire-Roger movies, and I thought Fred Astaire had done the definitive rendition of that song. smiley - smiley

I have no other quibbles with your article. There was a humorous treatment of Columbus in the comedy recording "When you're in love, the whole world is Jewish," which had a song ("Things might have been different") with a verse about Columbus. That verse went something like this:

In fourteen hundred and ninety-two,
Columbus made a voyage with a Spanish-speaking crew.
The shores of Puerto Rico were all that Chris could reach,
But if his crew were Jewish, they'd have reached Miami Beach.

smiley - biggrin

(Miami Beach has/had a large Jewish population, you see)

"They all laughed" was a Gershwin song

Post 4

Smij - Formerly Jimster

Fixed that now smiley - smiley

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