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PHJim Pop songs I did not know were covers (44) RE: Pop songs I did not know were covers 16 Aug 22


MaJoC the Filk, you are right. Wikipedia tells us:

"My Way" is a song popularized in 1969 by Frank Sinatra set to the music of the French song "Comme d'habitude" composed by Jacques Revaux with lyrics by Gilles Thibaut and Claude Fran├žois[1][2] and first performed in 1967 by Claude Fran├žois. Its English lyrics were written by Paul Anka and are unrelated to the original French song.

Comme d'habitude

I like to sing Bob Blue's variation, "I Did It Their Way":


I [C] came brought all my [CMa7] books, lived in [Am] dorms, followed di[A]rections.
I [Dm] worked, I studied [DmMA7] hard, met lots of [Dm6] folks who had con[C]nections.
I crammed, they gave me [C7] grades, and may I [F] say not in a [Fm] fair way.
But [C] more, much more than [G] this, I did it [F] their [C] way.


I learned all sorts of [CMa7] things, although I [Am] know I'll never [A] use them.
The [Dm] courses that I [DmMa7] took were all re[Dm6]quired, I didn't [C] choose them.
You'll find that to sur[C7]vive it's best to [F] act the doctri[Fm]naire way.
And [C] so I buckled [G] down and did it [F] their [C] way.

Yes, there were times I wondered [C7] why I had to [F] crawl when I could fly.
I had my [Dm] doubts, but after [G] all, I clipped my [G7] wings, and learned to [C] crawl.
I had to [F] bend, and in the [G7] end I did it [F] their [C] way


And so, my fine young [CMa7] friends, now that I [Am] am a full pro[A]fessor
Where [Dm] once I was op[DmMa7]pressed, now I've be[Dm6]come the cruel op[C]pressor.
With me you'll learn to [C7] cope, you'll learn to [F] climb life's golden [Fm] stairway.
Like [C] me, you'll see the [G] light, and do it [F] their [C] way


What can I do? What can I [C7] do? Open your [F] books. Read chapter two.
And if it [Dm] seems a bit rou[G]tine, Don't come to [G7] me, go see the [C] dean.
As long as [F] they give me my [G7] pay I'll do it [F] their [C] way.


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