FROM THE ARCHIVE 377 -1970-

My Way  is a fabulous song from the 1970 Something album and was performed live many, many times by Dame Shirley Bassey in concerts and on numerous TV shows and performances. It is difficult to choose a good live version for this blog so I just picked the two you see below random. Below the sheet music you will find the studio version of the song.

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Sheet Music 1970 My Way

Lyrics:

And now, the end is near;
And so I face the final curtain.
My friends, 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 ev’ry highway;
But 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 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 woman, what has she got?
If not herself, then she has naught.
To say the things she truly feels;
And not the words of one who kneels.
The record shows I took the blows –
And did it my way!

RAI UNO -THE ITALIAN TELEVISION PERFORMANCES- PART 4

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From 1968 to 1971 during her marriage to her Italian husband, Shirley Bassey did a few performances for the Italian television.

Today the performance from 1969 of Chi si vuol bene come noi.

Dal 1968 al 1971, Shirley Bassey appare a Rai Uno.
Quando lei si e’ sposata con il suo marito italiano, lei ha fatto un tour per tutto il paese per avvicinarsi ai suoi fans itialiani. Lei ha prodotto 11 canzoni in italiano e Norman Newell ha trovato anche nella radio italiana alcuni dei suoi grandi successi tali “Natali” e “La Vita” (This is my life).”

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Lyrics and translation Chi Si Vuol Bene Come Noi:

Febbre di luna sulla mia facia
Moon fever upon my face

Come avessi bevuto un po’
As if I were a little drunk

Guardo la gente
I look at the people

Sembra che tutti
It seems that everybody

Che tutti sappiano di me
That everybody knows about me

Di me, di te
About me, about you

Chi si vuol bene come noi lo sa
Those who love each other as we do, they know

Che un giorno o l’altro ti succede
That soon or later it may happen

Di amare tanto da morire
To love so much up to the point

E non capire se esiste il mondo
Of not understanding if the world exists

Chi si vuol bene come noi lo sa
Those who love each other as we do, they know

Che amare è dare la tua vita
That loving means to give away your own life

Tutta la vita in un momento
Your whole life just in a moment

Anche se dopo, dopo non vivi più
Even if later, later you can’t live anymore

Ma almeno questo è vivere
But at least that’s living

Chi si vuol bene come noi lo sa
Those who love each other as we do, they know

Chi si vuol bene come noi lo sa
Those who love each other as we do, they know

Che amare è dare la tua vita
That loving means to give away your own life

Tutta la vita in un momento
Your whole life just in a moment

Anche se dopo, dopo non vivi più
Even if later, later you can’t live anymore

Ma almeno questo è vivere
But al least that’s living

È vivere… è vivere
That’s living… that’s living

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FROM THE ARCHIVE 376 -1969-

Bill Bailey (Won’t You Please Come Home) is a song Shirley Bassey performed as a duet with Mike Douglas in 1969 on one of The Mike Douglas Shows. Mike Douglas sings the Frank Sinatra song called ‘Around the world’ and our Dame sings the Patsy Cline song called ‘Won’t you come home Bill Bailey’. originally called; ‘Bill Bailey won’t you please come home’. The song was written in 1902!

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Bill Bailey (Won’t you please come home) Written by Hughy Cannon

Won’t you come home, Bill Bailey
won’t you come home
I moan the whole night long
I’ll do the cookin’, honey, I’ll pay the rent
I know I’ve done you wrong
Remember that rainy evening I put you out
nothin’ but a fine tooth comb
Well ain’t that a shame, I know I’m to blame,
Bill Bailey, won’t you please come home.

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