Most definitely not to be confused with the AC/DC song of the same name
, "Anything Goes" is one of American musical composer Cole Porter's most well-known and cleverly crafted songs.
The sheet music from the show of the same name by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, was published by Chappell of London at 2 shillings, copyright Harms of New York, 1934. The show was a Charles B. Cochran presentation.
Sung by Ethel Merman and ensemble, Robert Kimball says in The Complete Lyrics Of Cole Porter
, "The lyric for an earlier version of the first refrain was found in a copyist ink score at Warner Brothers Music warehouse, Secaucus, New Jersey, February 1982. Over the years Porter revised the sequence of the song's three refrains. Presumably, his final thoughts are set down in the version published in The Cole Porter Song Book