Jim’s assignment for this week, “laugh,” came with a number of suggestions, and unfortunately all of the songs I could think of were on his list. Wanting to be unique, this left me with two choices, one of which was the novelty record “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaaa!” and the other was The Guess Who hit from 1969, “Laughing.” Not wanting to inadvertently offend someone, I opted for the latter, happy that as of 10:53 AM Eastern Time no one had chosen it. This was their first hit from 1969’s Canned Wheat album, topping the Canadian chart and peaking at #10 on the Hot 100.
The lyrics are in the video. That’s Song Lyric Sunday for January 13, 2019.