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ANY PLACE I HANG MY HAT IS HOME From the Broadway show "St. Louis Woman" (1946) (Johnny Mercer / Harold Arlen) Ruby Hill - 1946 Helen Merrill - 1954 Bobby Short - 1955 Judy Garland - 1956 Jimmie Rodgers - 1959 Dick Van Dyke - 1963 Barbra Streisand - 1963 Sammy Davis Jr - 1967 Johnny Mercer - 1974 Cleo Laine - 1976 Susannah McCorkle - 1977 Margaret Whiting - 1977 Chris Connor - 1978 Marlene Van Planck - 1978 Rosemary Clooney - 1987 Vanessa Williams - 1988 Jeanie Lambe - 1993 Maureen McGovern - 1996 Also recorded by: Jo Stafford; Dinah Shore; Lesley Uggams; Jimmy Rushing; Dorothy Loudon; Audra McDonald; Lena Horne; Sarah Partridge; Libby York; The Tonics; George Shearing; Claire Martin; James Naughton: .............. and others. Free and easy, that's my style Howdy-do me, watch me smile Fare-thee-well me after a while 'Cause I gotta roam And any place I hang my hat is home Sweetenin' water, cherry wine Thank you kindly, suits me fine Kansas City, Caroline That's my honeycomb 'Cause any place I hang my hat is home Birds roostin' in a tree Pick up and go, and the goin' proves That's how it oughta be I pick up too when the spirit moves me (I go where it behoves me**) Cross the river, 'round the bend "Hello stranger!", "So long friend!" There's a voice in the lonesome wind That keeps whisp'ring, "Roam!" I'm going where a welcome mat is No matter where that is 'Cause any place I hang my hat is home **Mercer ad-libs the line "I go where it behoves me" in his 1974 recording. It does not appear in other recordings.


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