Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Laugh/Laughter/Laughing – “I Love to Laugh”

“I love to laugh
Loud and long and clear
I love to laugh
It’s getting worse every year 

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From the 1964 Walt Disney film Mary Poppins, the song “I Love to Laugh” was written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.  In the movie, laughter causes the character of Uncle Albert, played by Ed Wynn, to float to the ceiling where he eventually is joined by the characters of Bert and the Banks children, Jane and Michael.  They can be brought back down only by thinking sad thoughts. “I Love to Laugh” is sung by Uncle Albert (Ed Wynn), Bert (Dick Van Dyke), and Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews).

I love to laugh
Loud and long and clear
I love to laugh
It’s getting worse every year

The more I laugh, the more I fill with glee
And the more the glee
The more I’m a merrier me, it’s embarrassing
The more I’m a merrier me

Some people laugh through their noses
Sounding something like this, dreadful
Some people laugh through their teeth goodness sake
Hissing and fizzing like snakes
Not at all attractive to my way of thinking

Some laugh too fast
Some only blast
Others, they twitter like birds
You know you’re as bad as he is

Then there’s the kind
What can’t make up their mind

When things strike me as funny
I can’t hide it inside
And squeak as the squeakelers do
I’ve got to let go with a ho ho ho
And a ha ha ha too

We love to laugh
Loud and long and clear
We love to laugh
So everybody can hear

The more you laugh
The more you fill with glee
And the more the glee
The more we’re a merrier we

Songwriters: Richard M. Sherman / Robert B. Sherman

I Love to Laugh lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

 

Song Lyrics Sunday

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. I have not seen that in years and it was great to watch it again.

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    1. When I read the theme, this was the second song that I thought of. The first was already taken. LOL

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      1. What is that saying about the early bird?

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  2. I am so glad you chose this! We needed it to be included so much!

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    1. Thank you. This song makes me happy!

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  3. One of my all time favorite movies!

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    1. Mine, too! The songs from this movie often just pop into my head!

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