And now the end is near 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 exception. I planned each charted course Each careful step along the byway Oh, and more, much more than this I did it my way. Yes, there were times, I'm sure you know 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 fails, 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 Oh, no, no not me I did it my way. For what is a man, what has he got If not himself, then he has not To say the words he truly feels And not the words he would reveal The record shows I took the blows And did it my way The record shows I took the blows And did it my way. Quiero recibir notificaciones de artistas destacados y noticias. Compartir en Facebook Compartir en Twitter. My Way Paul Anka.
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He secured the rights and wrote the now legendary English lyrics specifically for Frank Sinatra, who had revealed that he wanted to retire and wanted Anka to write one last song for him. Sinatra recorded the song in under half an hour, requiring only two takes. It spent a record weeks on the UK singles chart, reaching the 5 position. Other famous artists have recorded My Way throughout the years with great success. Anka has often said that he credits My Way as the turning point in his career as a songwriter. His label wanted him to keep the song for himself, but he declined, believing that he was too young to give the powerful lyrics justice.
Rather than translate the original French words, Anka wrote a new set of English lyrics for the song. Get the latest jazz news straight to your inbox! Simone co-arranged this version with Harold Wheeler.
Anka sang with the St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral choir under the direction of Frederick Karam, with whom he studied music theory. He studied piano with Winnifred Rees. Paul Anka recorded his first single, "I Confess", when he was In an interview with NPR's Terry Gross in , he stated that it was to a girl at his church whom he hardly knew. He toured Britain, then Australia with Buddy Holly.