"When I'm Sixty-Four" as written by John Winston Lennon and Paul James 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 if I 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 morning 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
Your's 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


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"When I'm Sixty Four" as written by John Winston Lennon, Paul James Mccartney

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song WAS written by Paul when he was only 15.

    And it was inspired by his father, not by the Beatles or record companies. Paul's dad was a Jazz band leader in the 20s, so Paul was used to hearing jazz like melodies all the time...which is where he draws the inspiration for this song's melodies.

    And in the summer the song was written, his dad had just turned 64, and Paul just plugged the words in with the melody...
    Capt Aviatoron January 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThanx to "The World According to Garp",I was the only 10 year old who knew all of the words and could sing this song...:) Loved the movie&the song.
    Thia007on November 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love paul's voice in this song. the clarinet is cool too.
    weezerific:cutleryon January 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was written by Paul when he was jut a teen. John didn't want this song on the album because this was kind of honoring Paul's father because he was 64 when it came out. John didn't want that because Paul's dad was the one who thought John was trouble and tried to steer Paul away from John. It is an ok song. I really don't like clarinets.
    song4juliaon January 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so great. It has the greatest melody.
    knate15on May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's the perfect love song! Super fun and romantic.
    ashleylarion July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHIS SONG IS GOOD-ITS NOT ONE OF THE GREATEST BUT I WOULDNT AS FAR AS SAYING I WOULDNT HAVE IT WRITTEN0I DO LIKE IT-ITS GOT A HAPPY FEELING I ALSO LIKE THE CLARINET AND THE TRUMPET AT THE BEGINING-ITS NO "ACROSS THE UNIVERSE" "BLACKBIRD" OR "YESTERDAY" BUT IT SERVES ITS PURPOSE!!
    ladymadonna123on August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is on a new allstate insurance commercial ....
    blind_rockstaron August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pretty frequently misinterpreted. It's actually addressed to record companies who would wine and dine the young Fab Four. Paul is concerned that, when the Beatles become older and are no longer moving the vinyl like they used to, the label will drop them like a withered old hag. Fortunately, John's murder guaranteed lifelong fame and fortune for all of them, and we now know that the answer is a resounding "yes."
    tps12on September 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so cute - reminds me of my grandparents who've been together 55 years- one thing I want most is to get married , never get divorced , & be as happy as them :-)
    SummerRadianceon March 17, 2003   Link

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