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Песня и текст на английском: Frank Sinatra — My Way

Красивая, многозначительная и, в некотором смысле, автобиографическая песня. Фрэнк Синатра исполняет её на концерте и достаточно свободно интерпретирует оригинальные слова, поэтому не удивляйтесь если классический текст кое-где не совпадает с тем что он поёт. Но разобраться с этими отличиями не так уж сложно и даже интересно.

Фрэнк «скромно» объявляет: сейчас будет государственный гимн, но вставать не надо...

Впрочем, надо отдать должное этой действительно великой песне!

К началу

Frank Sinatra — My Way

Текст песни:

And now, the end is near;
And so I face the final curtain.
My friend, I'll make 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,
But 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,
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 not
The right to say the things he feels;
(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!