Monday, July 10, 2017

Art - Annotated lyrics from 1966

When I get older losing my hair - True
Many years from now
Will you still be sending me a valentine - Yes
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine? - True and Yes Please
If I'd been out till quarter to three - Unlikely
Would you lock the door?  - Unlikely
Will you still need me, will you still feed me Yes and Yes
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 - yes, or at least a Breaker
When your lights have gone
You can knit a sweater by the fireside - Very unlikely
Sunday mornings go for a ride - Almost True
Doing the garden, digging the weeds - Partly true, we also outsource the activity
Who could ask for more? - Rhetorical question, we are human after all
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 - I have never been there, and it is way down my list
If it's not too dear - Happily not an issue
We shall scrimp and save - Some and lots
Grandchildren on your knee - None
Vera, Chuck & Dave

Send me a postcard, drop me a line - Not sure my writing is legible any more through lack of writing
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 -                                      Ahhhhh!
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I'm sixty-four?

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