Unusually, “As Usual”

June 27, 2010

OK, I’m a sucker for more-literal English translations of foreign-language songs that have better-known English versions. 

Here’s a great new one.  Deborah Boilly has written and performs the song Comme D’Habitude (As Usual) that we usually know with the Paul Anka “My Way” lyric with her more literal translation.

Oh, and here’s one of the top Japanese stars of the last century, Hibari Misora, doing her version.  (I can’t vouch for whether the Japanese lyric is based on Comme D’Habitude or My Way or something else.) 

Oh, and for what it’s worth, my favorite version of My Way is by Eartha Kitt.