When I'm Sixty-Four Lyrics


Lennon/McCartney


When I get older losing my hair,
Many years from now.
Will you still be sending me a valentine
Birthday greetings bottle of wine.
If I'd been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door,
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four.
You'll be older too,
And it you say the word,
I could stay with you.
I could be handy, mending a fuse
When your lights have gone.
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday mornings go for a ride,
Doing the garden, digging the weeds,
Who could ask for more.
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four.
Every summer we can rent a cottage,
In the Isle of Wight, if it's not too dear
We shall scrimp and save
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera Chuck & Dave
Send me a postcard, drop me a line,
Stating point of view
Indicate precisely what you mean to say
Yours sincerely, wasting away
Give me your answer, fill in a form
Mine for evermore
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four.

 
Lead Singer: Paul

Recording: 12/6/66, 12/8/66, 12/20/66, 12/21/66
Mixing: 12/6/66, 12/8/66, 12/20/66, 12/21/66
Length: 2:38
Take: 4

Anomalies

0:02 * NEW *
Faint click, right channel
0:38-0:42
Bass Pedal can be heard to squeak
1:05, 2:00
Paul sings "um um" along with the other instruments, emphasizing the beat.
2:28
Edit in vocals track, "When I'm sixty four/ye Hoo!"
2:37
Faint whistle at the end of the track.

Paul McCartney wrote this when he was about 15. He put lyrics to it later in honor of his father's 64th birthday.
Used in the Robin Williams movie The World According to Garp.
John Lennon: "I would never even dream of writing a song like that."
McCartney's vocal was sped-up.
The first song recorded for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Arranged in the style of a 1920's big band, which came to be known as "retro-rock"
A favorite of The Beatles at their early club shows, where they were required to play for hours. When their amps overheated, they would sing this around the piano.
Julian Lennon, John's son, recorded a version of this that was used in 2002 commercials for Allstate insurance. This was not typical of Julian, who usually shied away from his father's legacy.

 
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