My Way chords and lyrics

by Frank Sinatra

  • My Way is set to the music of a French song "Comme d'habitude", written by Jacques Revaux & Claude Francois (music). The original French lyrics were written by Gilles Thibaut.
  • The song was popularized in 1969 by Frank Sinatra with English lyrics by Paul Anka, a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, and actor.
  • Recorded: 30th Dec 1968
  • Released: 1969 from the album of the same name.
  • Music: D Major in 4/4 time at 76 bpm
  • Chords: D, D7, Em, Em7, F#m, F#m7, G, Gm, G6, A7, Am6, B7, Bm

My Way by Frank Sinatra

Intro: 4/4 ||   D   |   D   ||

        D              F#m
1. And now, the end is near
            Am6             B7
   And so I face the fi-nal cur-tain
        Em                 Em7
   My friend, I'll say it clear
                  A7                 D
   I'll state my case, of which I'm cer-tain
                             D7
   I've lived a life that's full
                G               Gm 
   I trav-eled each and ev'-ry high-way
        D                    A7            G6  D
   And more, much more than this, I did it my way

        D               F#m
2. Re-grets, I've had a few
              Am6              B7
   But then a-gain, too few to men-tion
     Em                Em7
   I did what I had to do
              A7                D
   I saw it through without ex-emp-tion
                            D7
   I planned each char-ted course
                  G               Gm 
   Each care-ful step a-long the high-way
        D                    A7            G6  D
   And more, much more than this, I did it my way

                     D                  D7
** Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
               G
   When I bit off more than I could chew
               Em7                  A7
   And thru it all, when there was doubt
           F#m7            Bm
   I ate it up and spit it out
              Em7              A7                 D
   I faced it all and I stood tall and did it my way

          D                      F#m
3. I've loved, I've laughed and cried
               Am6               B7
   I've had my fill, my share of lo-sing
       Em                Em7
   And now, as tears sub-side, 
             A7       D
   I find it all so a-mu-sing
                       D7
   To think I did all that
              G            Gm 
   And may I say, not in a shy way,
        D               A7           G6  D
   "Oh, no, oh, no, not me, I did it my way"

                  D               D7
** For what is a man, what has he got?
               G
   If not him-self, then he has naught
               Em7             A7
   To say the things he truly feels 
               F#m7               Bm
   And not the words of one who kneels
               Em7              A7                  D
   The record shows I took the blows and did it my way!

   | D  | D7  | G  | Gm | D  | A7  |

   A7            G6     D
   Yes... it was my... way

D Major

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
(2), (3): optional notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
alt: alternative chord voicing


Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
           D                 D7                 Em                 Em7             Em7(alt) 
    e|---|-2-|---|     e|---|-3-|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|---|---|-3-|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|(3)|     B|---|---|(3)|
    G|---|-1-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|(2)|---|
    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|-1-|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3

          F#m               F#m7                 G                 G6                 Gm 
    e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|-3-|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|-1-|---|---|
    D|-1-|---|-4-|     D|-1-|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|-1-|---|-4-|
    A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|-1-|---|     A|-1-|---|-3-|
    E|-1-|---|---|     E|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|-2-|     E|---|---|-2-|     E|-1-|---|---|
Frets  2   3   4          2   3   4          1   2   3          1   2   3          3   4   5

          A7                 Am6                B7                 Bm                Bm(alt) 
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|-4-|---|     e|---|-4-|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|---|-3-|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|-2-|---|     B|---|-2-|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|-3-|---|     G|---|-3-|---|     G|-1-|---|-4-|     G|---|---|-4-|
    D|---|-1-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|-1-|---|---|     D|-1-|---|-3-|     D|---|---|-3-|
    A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|-1-|---|---|     A|---|---|---|x
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          2   3   4          2   3   4

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          D                 D7                 Em                 Em7             Em7(alt)
    |---|-2-|---|e     |---|-3-|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e
    |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B     |(3)|---|---|B     |(3)|---|---|B
    |---|-1-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|(2)|---|D
   x|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1   Frets
      
         F#m               F#m7                 G                 G6                 Gm
    |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |-3-|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G
    |-4-|---|-1-|D     |---|---|-1-|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D
    |-3-|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A     |---|-1-|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A
    |---|---|-1-|E     |---|---|-1-|E     |-2-|---|---|E     |-2-|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E
      4   3   2          4   3   2          3   2   1          3   2   1          5   4   3   Frets
      
         A7                 Am6                B7                 Bm                Bm(alt)
    |---|---|---|e     |---|-4-|---|e     |---|-4-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|-3-|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|-2-|-1-|B     |---|-2-|---|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G     |-4-|---|-1-|G     |-4-|---|---|G
    |---|-1-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|-1-|D     |-3-|---|-1-|D     |-3-|---|---|D
    |---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |---|---|-1-|A    x|---|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          4   3   2          4   3   2          4   3   2   Frets

Frank Sinatra

Born: Francis Albert Sinatra on 12th December, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.

Died: 14th May, 1998 (aged 82) in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Profession: Singer, actor, producer

Music Styles: Traditional pop, easy listening, jazz, swing, vocal jazz

Active Years: 1935-1995

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My Way Sheet Music - download at MusicNotes.Com - Piano/Vocal/Chords - Playback, Transposable - D Major - 4 pages.

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