Comedias Musicales :: Anything Goes



A very delicious
shipboard romance
about love and honesty.
This musical show
features many
Cole Porter classics,
this being the star song.

Anything Goes





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
But now, God 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

And though I'm not a great romancer
I know that I'm bound to answer
When you propose
Anything goes...

Los tiempos han cambiado...
Y a menudo hemos vuelto atrás
Desde que los Puritanos se escandalizaron
Cuando desembarcaron en Plymouth Rock

Si hoy...
Cualquier escándalo intentaran reprimir
En lugar de desembarcar en Plymouth Rock
Plymouth Rock se les vendría encima

En el pasado
Ojear una media femenina
Se consideraba
Algo escandaloso
Pero ahora, sólo Dios sabe:
Todo vale...

Los buenos escritores también
Que antaño conocieron palabras mejores
Usan hoy día sólo palabras de cuatro letras
Para escribir prosa
Todo vale...

El mundo se ha vuelto loco, hoy
Y lo bueno es malo, hoy
Y lo negro es blanco, hoy
Y el día es noche, hoy
Y la mayoría de los muchachos, hoy
A quienes las mujeres aprecian, hoy
Son simplemente estúpidos mantenidos

Y aunque no soy gran romántica
Sé que seguramente responderé
Cuando me lo propongas
Todo vale...


Glossary & Grammar

to rewind the clock = to go back to the past
to rewind
/ rewound / rewound / rewinding
People adhering to strict religious principles and opposed to sensual pleasures
to get a shock = to scandalise: to strike with disgust or revulsion
Plymouth: a town in Massachusetts founded by Pilgrims in 1620
Plymouth Rock: A large mass of rock in Plymouth supposed to be where the Pilgrims disembarked
to stem: to stop (detener, frenar, reprimir) to stem / stemmed / stemmed / stemming
'stead = instead (used for metrical reasons): in place of (en lugar de, en su lugar)
in olden days: in the past
a glimpse of stocking: a look to a woman's legs
to look on / to look upon = to consider

FOUR-LETTER WORDS (palabras de cuatro letras)
This expression refers to some words, rejected in polite society but accepted by vulgar Anglo-Saxon caustic style, which have become known simply as four-letter words. Common four-letter words (in this sense, of course!!) include damn, fuck, and shit which are all considered vulgar or offensive.

prose: ordinary writing as distinguished from verse (prosa)
to go mad = to become crazy (volverse loco)
an informal term for a youth or man
to prize = to regard highly
(valorar, apreciar)
a man who has sex with and is supported by a woman (mantenido, acompañante)

though = although
: despite the fact that (aunque)
to be bound to: to be governed by fate or destiny (estar seguro que, dar por seguro que)

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