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Chords in this song

A chordA7 chordAsus4 chordB7 chordBm7 chordEbmaj7 chordD chordD7 chordDmaj7 chordEm chordEm7 chordF# chordG chordGm chordGsus4 chord

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    DD chord               Dmaj7Dmaj7 chord
And now, the end is near,
         D7D7 chord            B7B7 chord
And so I face the final curtain,
    Em7Em7 chord                Em7Em7 chord   
My friend. I'll say it clear,
             Em7Em7 chord      A7A7 chord       DD chord
I'll stay my case of which I'm certain.
     DD chord                   D7D7 chord
I've lived a live that's full.
            GG chord             GmGm chord
I traveled each and every highway,
    DD chord                    AA chord       Asus4Asus4 chord  Ebmaj7Ebmaj7 chord      DD chord
And more, much more than this, I did it myyyyyyy way.
    DD chord               Dmaj7Dmaj7 chord
Regrets, I've had a few,
         D7D7 chord                B7B7 chord
But then again, too few to mention.
  Em7Em7 chord               Em7Em7 chord  
I did what I had to do,
           Em7Em7 chord      A7A7 chord    DD chord
And saw it thru without exemption.
  DD chord                    D7D7 chord
I planned each charted course,
             GG chord              GmGm chord
Each careful step along the byway,
    DD chord                    AA chord       Asus4Asus4 chord  Ebmaj7Ebmaj7 chord      DD chord
And more, much more than this, I did it myyyyyyy way.
               DD chord                   D7D7 chord
Yes there were times, I'm sure you knew,
           GG chord                     Gsus4Gsus4 chord GG chord
When I bit off more than I could chew,
            EmEm chord               A7A7 chord
But thru it all, when there was doubt,
         GbGb chord               Bm7Bm7 chord
I ate it up, and spit it out.
           EmEm chord               AA chord
I faced it all, and I stood tall,
    Asus4Asus4 chord  Ebmaj7Ebmaj7 chord      DD chord
And did it myyyyyyy 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 myyyy 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 myyyy way!

This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.


  • Misty says:

    In my opinion playing Em7 sounds better than Ebmaj7

  • Gazelle.D says:

    Cm is good on “my” for +5

  • youruncleviv says:

    Hey there, so I was playing this song in front of my mother (who happens to have a degree in music) and she pointed out to me that Ebmaj7 on “my” sounded off. I tested out a bunch of other chords, and we found that Gm not only sounds better, but gives the song a bittersweet feel, which is how Mr. Sinatra intended it to be. Thank you for taking the time to read my comment, and I hope it helps! :)

    • cherry.pie says:

      i agree with the person above, Ebmaj7 sounds weird, and Gm sounds better

      • HungaHunga says:

        Yep, it’s definitely more likely Gm in the original, or you make it Gm6, which adds the note E to the chord, E being the note you sing in the melody with the word “my”. But you can “do it your way” too… :p

  • banry says:

    what a lovely song!
    (+5 is easier to play)

  • Bookqueen says:

    Put the chords at the bottom please!!

  • noelleeee says:

    Pleeeaaaase add the rest pf the chords <3

  • BassStringsOnAUkulele says:

    Hi, same as the person before me, I’d really appreciate if you added the rest of the chords. There’s lots of chords here so it’s not easy to remember and I like to sing along so I can’t scroll back up cos I need the lyrics.

  • harmonyhoney says:

    Hi, could you put the chords on the bottom verses too? I know it just repeats itself, but it’s a pain to scroll up and look at them. Thanks

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