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.
"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.
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Frank Sinatra through the years
Frank Sinatra through the years
CIRCA 1922: Pop singer Frank Sinatra poses for a portrait wearing a hat in circa 1922. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - 1938: Pop singer Frank Sinatra poses for a mug shot after being arrested and charged with 'carrying on with a married woman' in 1938 in Bergen County, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
American singer and actor Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998) (R) performs with musician and bandleader Tommy Dorsey (1905 -1956) (L), who conducts the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, c. 1941. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American singer and actor Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998) stands on a ladder as he signs autographs for a crowd of fans, Los Angeles, California, 1943. (Photo by Gene Lester/Getty Images)
CIRCA 1945: American singer and actor Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998) smiles in front of a vintage CBS radio microphone in circa 1945. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
BRONX, NY - 1949: Crooner Frank Sinatra and Phil Rizzuto of the New York Yankees share a laugh in the Yankee dugout at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Sinatra was attending as part of the preparation for a role as a baseball player in the upcoming film, 'Take Me Out To The Ballgame'. (Photo by Kidwiler Collection/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 01: Photo of Frank SINATRA; with Axel Stordahl at the Liederkrantz Hall, New York (Photo by William Gottlieb/Redferns)
Popular American entertainer Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998) (right) laughs as comedian Red Skelton (born Richard Bernard Skelton, 1913 - 1997) clowns around during a segement of an episode of the television variety show 'Toast of the Town,' New York, New York, August 12, 1956. (Photo by Carl Mydans/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
2nd June 1958: American singer and film actor Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998) arriving at London Airport, after flying in from New York to spend a holiday in England before going on to Paris. (Photo by J. Wilds/Keystone/Getty Images)
27th April 1962: American actor and singer Frank Sinatra singing to crowds during a charity concert in Hibiya Park, Tokyo. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
OCTOBER 2: Singer Frank Sinatra and bandleader Count Basie record in the studio on October 2, 1963. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1965: Entertainer Frank Sinatra shaving his face in a mirror. (Photo by John Dominis/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
American singer and actor Frank Sinatra checks the script during the making of 'The Lady In Cement' in Miami, 1968. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
Frank Sinatra and Barbara Marx. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Episode 11/14/1977 --Pictured: (l-r) Actor/comedian Don Rickles, guest host Frank Sinatra on Novemeber 14, 1977 (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)