Anything Goes


Sung by Kate Capshaw, ostensibly in Mandarin Chinese

Sung by Kate Capshaw, in English

Anything Goes
Music by Cole Porter
Lyrics by Cole Porter
1934

Times have cha-anged /
and we’ve of-ten re-wound the clock /
since the Pu-ri-tans got a shock /
when they lan-ded on Ply-mouth Rock /

If to-da-ay /
Any shock they should try to stem /
‘Stead of lan-ding on Ply-mouth Rock /
Ply-mouth Rock would land on the-em /

In ol-den days a glimpse of stoc-king /
was looked on as some-thing shock-ing /
but now / God knows /
Any-thing goes /

Good authors too who once knew bet-ter words /
now only use four let-ter words /
wri-ting prose /
Any-thing goes /

The world has gone mad to-day /
and good’s bad to-day /
and black’s white to-day /
and day’s night to-day /
When most guys to-day /
that wo-men prize to-day /
are just sil-ly gi-go-los /

And though I’m not a great ro-mancer /
I know that I’m bound to an-swer /
when you pro-pose /
Any-thing goes /

When grand-ma-ma whose age is eigh-ty /
in night clubs is get-ting ma-tey with gi-go-los /
Any-thing goes /

When mo-thers pack and leave poor fa-ther /
be-cause they de-cide they’d ra-ther be ten-nis pros /
Any-thing goes /

If driving fast cars you like /
if low bars you like /
if old hymns you like /
if bare limbs you like /
if Mae West you like /
or me un-dressed you like /
Why / no-body will op-pose /

When every night /
the set that’s smart /
is in-tru-ding in nu-dist par-ties in stu-di-os /
Any-thing goes /

The world has gone mad to-day /
and good’s bad to-day /
and black’s white to-day /
and day’s night to-day /
when most guys to-day /
that wo-men prize to-day /
are just sil-ly gi-go-los /

And though I’m not a great ro-man-cer /
I know that I’m bound to an-swer /
when you pro-pose /
Any-thing goes /

If say-ing your prayers you like /
if green pears you like /
if old chairs you like /
if back stairs you like /
if love affairs you like /
with young bears you like /
Why no-body will op-pose /

And though I’m not a great ro-man-cer /
I know that I’m bound to an-swer /
when you pro-pose /
Any-thing goes /
Any-thing goes!

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