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Friday, June 16, 2006

Sir Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney, born June 18th, 1942, turns 64 on Sunday. Thirty-seven years ago, he wrote this song. Well, we have the answer to the questions he had posed. Heather Mills has declined to send him a valentine. There will be no birthday greetings or bottles of wine from her. But he's still got his hair!
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 & 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.

8 Comments:

Blogger Jen said...

How sad for Paul!!!! Makes me feel sorry for him!

7:25 PM  
Blogger alpha said...

that's a beautiful song..who knows if he wrote it for her.

Quizzie, how you be? been a while, hai na?

10:07 PM  
Blogger Old Spice said...

alpha: he almost certainly didn't write it for her. He first met his first wife, Linda, on 1 June 1967; the song was released in 1967, too (the music was written when he was much younger). I'd like to think he wrote it about Linda. She was always the real Mrs McCartney to me, Heather the usurper who'd never quite live up.

I wish Paul every happiness, though. He's given too many people too much joy not to have some himself.

12:55 AM  
Blogger alpha said...

graduate: thanks dude, i wasn't aware..you seem to be a quizmaster too.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Quizman said...

Jen: So true. I feel for him too.

Alpha: He didn't know Heather Mills until the 90s. He may have written it for his (now late) wife Linda.

I keep visiting your blog and read your incredibly funny posts! Haven't commented for a while.

graduate: Indeed. We wish him all the best.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Quizman said...

According to this BBC article, it was not for Linda.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Old Spice said...

Yup, I caught that - he met her after the song was released.

10:18 PM  
Blogger km said...

Quizman,

Macca wrote this song (IMO, the weakest song on Pepper) when he was a grand old man of 16.

11:16 AM  

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