It was 50 years ago today ("When I'm sixty-four")

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"Will you still need me?"

O tempo é algo que sempre nos escapa, seja nos nossos pensamentos seja pelo vão dos dedos. Quando esse disco foi lançado meu avô tinha 63 ... Para mim isso era algo tão remoto que simplesmente não existia. Agora estou chegando lá, só mais 4 anos. Dizem que o Paul a compôs quando tinha 16 anos. Não lembro saber de alguém com 16 anos que tivesse tanta ciência do que era ser um sexagenário. Talvez o Paul fosse muito observador. De qualquer maneira a música é divertida e o tipo de música que o John odiava.

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 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 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 and 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

It was 50 years ago today ("When I'm sixty-four")

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