When I'm Sixty-Four

Words & Music:

John Lennon & Paul McCartney


G    Em    D7    G


G                                                 D7

When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now.


Will you still be sending me a valentine,

D7                  G

Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?

G                                     G7                 C

If I'd been out till quarter to three would you lock the door?

                E9/C#   G/D            E7      A9       D7/6  G

Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm sixty-four?


Em        D       Em                    B

Oooooooooooo --------- You'll be older, too.

Em             Am           C       D         G

Ah, and if you say the word I could stay with you.


I could be handy mending a fuse when your lights are 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:

"Yours sincerely, wasting away."

Give me your answer, fill in a form, mine forever more.

Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm sixty-four?


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