When Nancy Sinatra got wind of reports that Donald and Melania Trump’s first inaugural dance would be to her dad Frank Sinatra‘s iconic anthem of singular defiance, “My Way,” she tweeted a reminder to the New York real estate mogul of the classic song’s doom-predicting opening lyric.
“Just remember the first line of the song,” Nancy Sinatra tweeted on Wednesday (Jan. 18) in response to a fan’s question about whether the family was okay with the Trumps dancing to the song at Friday night’s (Jan. 20) Liberty Ball. Citing an unnamed source, the Washington Examiner reported that the Trump’s first dance will be to the 1969 No. 27 Billboard Hot 100 hit penned by Paul Anka.
Just remember the first line of the song. https://t.co/dYrXv818i9
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) January 19, 2017
“And now, the end is near,” Sinatra sings wistfully to open the tune. “And so I face the final curtain.” EW previously reported that Anka was asked to perform at the inauguration of his long-time friend Trump but was unable to make it due to a scheduling conflict. The song’s thrust is, of course, the line “I did it my way,” a credo that clearly fits with the former Celebrity Apprentice host’s singular, unapologetically combative style.
The Examiner also reported that Nashville-based jazz singer Eric Boehme and two unidentified singers will perform the song at the ball, where Tim Rushlow & his Big Band are also slated to appear. Among the other confirmed artists performing at the Liberty and Freedom balls (according to the Examiner) are: the Silhouettes, the Rockettes, Pelican212, The Piano Guys, Circus 1903, Cache Olson and Lexi Walker. Soul legend Sam Moore and country stars Lee Greenwood and Toby Keith are expected to appear at Thursday’s (Jan. 19) Make American Great Again! Welcome Celebration.