My way

23 edu guitar

Omdat mijn karaokehoekje (zie hierboven) niet al te best wordt bezocht, zing ik hier maar weer eens een liedje. Op de foto: moi in de jaren zestig. Zingt u even mee?┬á ­čÖé

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 traveled each and ev’ry 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 , I saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course, each careful step along the highway
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
And 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
The right to say the things he feels and not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows and did it my way!

 

 

Blackbird

Inmiddels alweer helemaal kaal gegeten: de lijsterbesstruiken in mijn achtertuintje.

Hier nog een liedje

Blackbird

De oorspronkelijke versie staat natuurlijk op de witte dubbelelpee van de Beatles en wordt gezongen door Paul McCartney. Maar zelfs die zingt niet zo mooi als de merel op een vroege lentemorgen…

Nevertheless, here’s Paul: