Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ray Stevens - The Last Laugh [1980, Shriner's Convention]

I have been looking forever for this song, only available on the original vinyl record.  Was hoping someone would record it off their old album.  I found a version, but at a higher speed.  She likes it better that way, just wish she'd do another version at the correct speed.  Oh well, beggers can't be choosers, I guess.




Here are the lyrics, although I couldn't quite make out a few near the end.

Ray Stevens - The Last Laugh
1980 - The Shriner's Convention Album

In your garage, I will start up my dodge and I'll stick my head in the exhaust. When the doctors arrive and try to revive me, they'll say, "Sorry, we tried but we lost."

And I'll say, "Ah ha ha ha, who's laughing now, I've got the last laugh on you". I'll say, "Ah ha ha ha, you'll be so sorry you treat me the way that you do."


Up on the hill, by the Hollywood sign, it's a great place to end the whole show. I'll leave you a note, tied to my throat, when I jump from the top of the O.


And I'll say, "Ah ha ha ha, who's laughing now, I've got the last laugh on you". I'll say, "Ah ha ha ha, you'll be so sorry you treat me the way that you do."


Bye, bye, baby. I'll leave you the car in my will. Bye, bye, baby. After I drive it over the hill.


Well here I am, with my gasoline can, so just tell me once more you don't care. And I'll memorize that look in your eyes that [[ hupbacle?? worked like a plan ]] or [[ I planned ]]


And I'll say, "Ah ha ha ha, who's laughing now, I've got the last laugh on you". I'll say, "Ah ha ha ha, you'll be so sorry you treat me the way that you do."


I'll say, "Ah ha ha ha, who's laughing now, I've got the last laugh on you". I'll say, "Ah ha ha ha, you'll be so sorry you treat me the way that you do."

So if you know the words I couldn't make out... please leave a comment or email me.  And if you know where I can get the song digitally [did I say that right, after I wrote it I started questioning if that's what I was trying to say... it's been one of those weeks... mp3, m4a, wma, wav/avi, wmv, mp4, flv] or on a CD, please let me know, I'd be ever so grateful.  Thanks.

5 comments:

ACcountryFan said...

I'd always thought the last part of the song went like this...

"Well here I am with my gasoline can; Now tell me once more you don't care; Then I'll memorize that look in your eyes as 'poof' I go up in a blaze". Or it could be "poof, I go up in a blast".

I've got the SHRINER'S CONVENTION album and the cassette but it's never been available on CD. There's a CD out there called THE LAST LAUGH but it doesn't feature that song.

Anonymous said...

Well here I stand, with my gasoline can, so just tell me once more you don't care. And I'll memorize that look in your eyes as "poof," I go up like a flair.

Chuck
(Former Disc Jockey who remembers the original album)

Cody said...

Here's a digitized version straight from the Promo LP:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-u71EwUDxQ

Michelle said...

Thanks Cody! :D

Anonymous said...

Then poof I go up in a FLASH.....