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My way


My way



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My way

Artist: Sal Bonavita.

Playing time: 3.40
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"My Way" is a song with lyrics written by Paul Anka and popularized by Frank Sinatra in 1969. According to Wikipedia, "the melody is based on a French song "Comme d'habitude" composed by Claude Fran├žois and Jacques Revaux." This version was recorded as I was getting over a sore throat. In the last verse I nearly choked while singing the line "and not the words", but I wasn't going to do it all again.


Lyrics and chords

C                            Em                   Gm7               A7  

And now, the end is near   And so I face the final curtain. 

       Dm                   Dm7                   G7                     C 

My friend, I'll say it clear I'll state my case of which I'm certain. 

                               C7                F                       Fm 

I've lived a life that's full I travelled each and every highway 

        C                                G7             Dm      C 

And more, much more than this, I did it my        way. 


C                          Em                Gm7                   A7 

Regrets, I've had a few But then again too few to mention. 

   Dm                   Dm7             G7                      C 

I did what I had to do And saw it through, without exemption. 

                                     C7                         F                      Fm 

I planned each charted course Each careful step, along the byway 

        C                                 G7             Dm      C 

And more, much more than this, I did it my       way. 


            C                                                    C7 

Yes there were times, I'm sure you knew,  


When I bit off  more than I could chew 

                                   Dm7                    G7 

But through it all, when there was doubt 

            Em7               Am 

 I ate it up, and spit it out, 

               Dm7                      G7 

I faced it all,       And I stood tall,  

                Dm      C 

And did it my       way. 


         C                             Em                    Gm7                  A7 

I've loved, I've laughed and cried I've had my fill, my share of losing. 

        Dm                Dm7                   G7       C 

And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing. 

                             C7                F                     Fm 

To think, I did all that, And may I say, "not in a shy way", 

       C                 G7            Dm      C 

Oh no, oh no not me, I did it my      way. 


             C                                             C7 

For what is a man, what has he got,  


If not himself, then he has not, 

                  Dm7                 G7 

To say the things, he truly feels,  

                    Em7                       Am 

And not the words of one who kneels. 

                   Dm7                    G7 

The record shows, I took the blows,  

                  Dm    C 

And did it my      way.. 



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