La canción del finde (113) – Frank Sinatra – My Way

He reconocer que tenía guardada esta canción para ponerla en cuanto la ocasión lo requiriera. Los que me conozcáis un poco ya sabéis que esta es mi canción favorita. Es completa, sencillamente. No creo que haya otra que la supere.

Y entre las múltiples versiones que se han hecho, esta de quien la popularizó, que hoy, día 12 de diciembre de 2015, hubiera cumplido 100 años, Frank Sinatra, en el Madison Square Garden en 1974, considero que es la definitiva.

Como digo, versión hay para todos los gustos, Elvis, Sex Pistols, Los Piratas, Robbie Williams, rumberas, rockeras, baladas… para todos, pero la mejor, para mí, esta:

La letra:

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,
And 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,
«Oh 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!

Yes, it was my way.