When I'm Sixty-Four

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When I'm Sixty-Four is a popular love song by The Beatles, written by Paul McCartney (but co-credited to John Lennon) and released in 1967 on their album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It is sung by a young man to his love, about the perils of growing old together. It begins

When I get older, losing my hair,
many years from now,
will you still be sending me a valentine,
birthday greetings, bottle of wine?

and the chorus runs:

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

The song accompanies the "Sea of Time" sequence in the film Yellow Submarine.

Paul McCartney will turn 64 years of age on June 18, 2006.

Ironically, although it involves themes of aging, it was one of the first songs McCartney wrote, dating back from his days with the Quarrymen.

The song was parodied by The Rutles as "Back in '64" on the album Archaeology.

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