My Way chords

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

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
               D
Intro: 4/4 ‖       |   𝄎   ‖

       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

Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note

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Frank Sinatra
Album Cover

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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New York New York
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