And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I'll say it clear
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain
I've lived a life that's full
I've traveled each and every highway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way.
Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
But more, much more than this
I did it my way.
Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall
And did it my way.
I've loved, I've laughed and cried
I've had my fill; my share of losing
And now, as tears subside
I find it all so amusing
To think I did all that
And may I say - not in a shy way
No, oh no, not me
I did it my way
For what is a man, what has he got
If not himself, then he has naught
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows -
And did it my way
Originaly written by ( J. Revaux, G. Thibault, C. Frankois)
Rewritten by Paul Anka for Frank Sinatra
Released on Frank Sinatra's 1969 album 'My Way'.
"My Way" was at first a modest hit for Sinatra in the
United States, reaching number 27 on the Billboard
Hot 100 pop singles chart in spring and early summer 1969.
Elvis Presley began performing the song in concert during
the mid-1970s. On October 3rd., 1977, several months
after his death, his live recording of "My Way"
(recorded for the "Elvis In Concert" CBS-TV special
on June 21st., 1977) was released as a single.
In the U.S., it reached number 22 on the
Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, number 1
on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart,
and the following year reached number 2
on the Country singles chart.
In the UK, it reached number 9 on the UK Singles Chart.
My Way Sung by Elvis Aaron Presley