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Songs By Frank Sinatra
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Songs By Frank Sinatra On The Acoustic

Welcome to my songs by Frank Sinatra page where you'll find a collection of demo covers, free chord sheets in .pdf format and full lesson tutorials available for purchase if you require them for learning.

I'm using Frank Sinatra album covers on this page so you can associate where easy lesson originated. 

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Songs By Frank Sinatra 
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1. Both Sides Now

Both Sides" was written by Canadian folk artist Joni Mitchell, first recorded by Judy Collins. Frank Sinatra changed the title slightly and called it From "Both Sides Now" for his 1968 album "Cycles".

It's almost hard to imagine that 11 songs were recorded in just 3 hrs, but one of the songs got scratched for the final album release.  This song was never released as a single.

  • Drops D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st fret
  • Rhythm: down down down down up down up down down  and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, C/G, Bm, C, Am, D7, Dsus, D7sus, D
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2. Fly Me To The Moon

Bart Howard said later it took him 20 years to learn how to write a song in 20 minutes and this song was that result. 

The initial title was "In Other Words" and when Peggy Lee popularized the song with her appearance on Ed Sullivan, she convinced Bart to change the name. 

Frank Sinatra recorded the song for his 1964 album "It Might As Well Be Swing." But strangely enough, the song was never released as a single, and yet was one of Frank's most popular songs.

  • Drops D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up with walking bass and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: E7, Am, Dm, G7, Cmaj7, F, A7, A7/A#, G#, Dm7
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3. I've Got You Under My Skin

 Cole Porter wrote this song back in 1936 and the song was recorded in the 30's by Elanor Powell, Ray Nobel and Hal Kemp before Sinatra took his shot at the song.

Sinatra made several recordings of the song starting in 1946, then again in 1956 and again in 1963 and a live version from the Sands Hotel Copa Room in Vegas with Count Basie in 1966.

  • Drops D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up down up with some bass runs
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, Dm7, Cmaj7, G7, Fm, Bm, E7, C, A#, G#, F, A7sus, A6, A7
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4. My Way

This Frank Sinatra most famous song was first heard in French by Paul Anka while on holiday in southern France in the late 60's. Anka flew to Paris and negotiated rights to the song for $1... but royalties from Anka's version or anyone else's, were to be paid when due. 

Anka re-wrote the song specifically for Frank Sinatra who recorded the song in one take on Dec 30th 1968 for the album of the same name, before heading to a New Years party at the SANDS Hotel in Vegas. Sinatra later came to hate the song as has been reported.

Download the My Way Frank Sinatra lyrics below.

  • Drops D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root up down up root up down up and some chops throughout the latter part of the song
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, G6, Gm13, A7, Dm,  F+6, Dm7, G, C7, F, Fm, Em, Am7 
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5. Nice N Easy

This was not only a great song, but the name of his 1960 album of ballads, with this song being the exception and only non-ballad track on the record. 

The song was a single and peaked on the charts at #60.

  • Drops D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: C, Caug, Am, G, Dm7, Gsus, G, G/D#, A7, E7, C+6, G7, F, D7 
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6. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

Frank Sinatra recorded this old 1930's tune back in 1961 and put it on his "Swing Along With Me" album but the song was not released as a single from that album. 

Others who have recorded this song were Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin and Mose Alison to name a few. 

  • Drops D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up down up with some walking bass
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, E7, A7, D7, G, G7, A, Fm
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7. Something Stupid

Something Stupid was recorded by Frank and daughter Nancy in 1967, a year after Carson and Gaile Foote put out their version.

The Sinatra's duet was a #1 smash hit both in the US and the UK. The track in on Frank Sinatra's album "The World We Knew". 

  • Drops D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root down up down up root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Em, A, D, A7, D7, G, A#, D7, E7, Dmaj7
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8. Strangers In The Night

Strangers In The Night was originally given to a female Greek singer who thought it would sound better if a man sung the song. 

So in 1967, Frank Sinatra delivered with a #1 hit in the US and UK. His album and the song won several Grammy Awards the following year in 1967. 

Don't cha just hate it when that happens, she was probably thinking.  This one has to be right up there with one of the best Frank Sinatra songs.

  • Drops D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root up down up root down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, Dmaj7, Em, A7, D, D6, Em7, Em6, Am7, B7, Gm, Bm  
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9. That's Life

Upon hearing OC Smith (the singer of Little Green Apples) sing this song while Frank was driving on the highway, he pulled over and called daughter Nancy to find out who was the publisher.

So in 1966/67, That's Life peaked at #4 for Frank Sinatra and #3 in Canada. Many others then recorded the song including Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, David Lee Roth just to name a few. Download my That's Life Frank Sinatra lyrics below.

  • Drops D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down up down up down down and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, Em, Am7, D7, B7, A7, D, G7, C, D#, C#, C7, Fm, A#, A#m, G#, B, E, Eb, G#7
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10. Young At Heart

Frank Sinatra was the first to record this song back in 1953 and his version went to #2 the following year in the US and #12 in the UK but did not appear on any album until 10 years later in 1963 on the "Sinatra's Sinatra" album.

The song has also been recorded by Bing Crosby, Michael Buble, Barry Manilow and others. A movie, that was already in production, was renamed to this song title which starred Frank and Doris Day and was used in the opening and closing credits. 

Dick Van Dyke recorded this song at age 90 using Franks original microphone back in 2017.

  • Drops D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st fret for original key
  • Rhythm: root up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, Edim, Am7, D7, Gmaj7, G6, D, D7, Esus, E, Cm, D/Gb, Em
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