Anything Goes

Words & Music by Cole Porter 1934
Recorded by Tony Bennett, 1958

   A      E7     Cdim       A6
In olden days a glimpse of stocking

A    E7          Bm7-5      A 
Was looked on as something shocking --

     A9    A7   D6   Dm6  Fdim Bm7-5      Fdim  A
Now, Hea - ven knows,           an - y - thing goes.

       A      E7       Cdim       A6      A
Good authors, too, who once knew better words

E7      Bm7-5      A
Now only use four-letter words

 A9    A7   D6   Dm6  Fdim Bm7-5      Fdim  A    G#7
Writ - ing prose,           an - y - thing goes.


                    C#7                  G#7
The world has gone mad today, and good's bad today

            C#m7                   G#7
And black's white today and day's night today

         C#m7                  F#7
And most guys today that women prize today

          Bm7  Bm7-5       E7
Are just silly  gi - gi - los.

      A       E7    Cdim       A6     A
So though I'm not a great ro - man - cer

    E7             Bm7-5      A
I  know that you're bound to ans - wer when  

A9  A7    D6  Dm6  Fdim  Bm7-5      Fdim  A    
I  pro - pose             an - y - thing goes.

Before you click the e-mail button, I'll beat you to it -- I know I have taken liberties with the lyrics. I'm sythesizing at least three different versions here, and in so doing, I have eliminated many of the then-comtemporary references that originally contributed to the song's popularity. There are numerous variations available on the Internet, so use whichever you feel most comfortable with.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.