Song 409 – When I’m Sixty-Eight

By October 29, 2018Songs

Grandkidlets #42 When I’m Sixty-Four

“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 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 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”

Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney, The Beatles
When I’m Sixty-Four lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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When you get as old as me, you will probably lose your parts of your memory and have kidney stones too. I remember my Grandma Nelson had kidney and gall bladder stones. It is not fun! She was 76 when she died. Grandpa Nelson was only 56 when he died in a farm accident. Grandpa Hafen was 61 when he died from being a downwinders to the nuclear tests. Grandma Hafen was 94. Mom was 74 when she died, and Dad was 80. I thought The Beatles song was ”When I’m Sixty-Eight”, and since as a member of the Cedar High School Class of ‘68 I will no longer be 68 next time I write a Grandkidlet, it seemed logical to let you read and listen to these words I listened to as a youth, even if I didn’t remember it was 64 and not 68.


Grandpa Nelson

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