Track Title:               Anything Goes

Album Title:               Cole Porter Songbook, disc 1
Prime Artist:              Ella Fitzgerald
Producer:                  Norman Granz

Arranger:                  Buddy Bregman
Conductor:                 Buddy Bregman
Written by:                Cole Porter       (C. Albert P.)
From the Show:             Anything Goes  1934 (S)
Lyrics:
Times have changed
And we've often rewound the clock
Since the Puritans got a shock
When they landed on Plymouth Rock.
If today, any shock they should try to stem,
'Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock,
Plymouth Rock would land on them.

In olden days a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking
Now heaven knows, anything
goes

Good authors too who once knew better words
Now only use four letter words writing
prose
Anything goes

The world has gone mad today
And good's bad today
And black's white today
And
day's night today
When most guys today that women prize today
Are just silly gigolos

So though I'm
not a great romancer
I know that you're bound to answer
When I propose, anything goes


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Here's a more complete version:

Times have changed,
And we've ofter rewound the clock
Since the Puritans got a shock
When they landed on Plymouth Rock
If today any shock they might try to stem
'Stead of landing of Plymouth Rock
Plymouth Rock would land on them.

In olden days a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking
But now God knows
Anything Goes

Good authors to
Who once knew better words
Now only use four letter words
Writing prose
Anyhting 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 undressed you like
Why nobody will oppose

When every night
The set thats smart
Is intruding on nudist parties
In studios
Anything Goes

When Mrs. Ned McClean god Bless her
Can get Russian Reds to yes her
Than I suppose
Anything Goes

When Rockafeller still can Hoard
Enough money to let Max Gordon
Produce his shows
Anything Goes

The world has gone mad today
And good's bad today
And black's white today And days night today And that gent today You gave a cent today Once owned several Chateaus When folks Who still can ride in Jitney's Find out Vanderbilts and Whitney's Lack Baby Clo'es Anything Goes When Sam Goldwyn Can with great conviction Instruct Anna Sten in diction Than Anna shows Anything Goes When you hear that Lady Mendl standing up Now turns a handspring landing up- on her toes Anything Goes Just think of those shocks you've got And those knocks you've got And those blues you've got }From those news you've got And those pains you've got (If any brains you've got) }From those little radios So Mrs. R. With all her trimmin's Can broacast a bed from Simmon's Cause Franklin knows Anything Goes
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