The Beatles - When I'm Sixty-Four lyrics (         

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  1. Read the lyrics.
  2. Listen to the song, while reading the lyrics again.
  3. Read the lyrics aloud, alone or in pairs.
  4. Speaking: Look at the lyrics. Ask and / or answer the following questions.  

        Work alone or with a partner. Don’t write anything down.                           

  1. Listen to the song again and fill in the Gaps exercise.



  1. What happens when you get older
  2. Will it happen soon?
  3. What does he hope to receive then? 3 things
  4. When would she lock the door?
  5. What are the next two questions?
  6. At what age?
  7. Which person will be older too?
  8. What could happen if she says the word?
  9. He could be handy, doing what and when?

10.What can she do by the fireside?

11.What can they do on a Sunday morning

12.What could they be doing in the garden?

13.Are they happy with that?

14.What can they do every summer?

15.Will it be easy to pay for the holidays?

16.Where will the grandchildren be?

17.What are their names?

18.What would he like to receive?

19.What would he expect to be written on it?

20.What must she indicate precisely?

21.What name does he give himself after Yours sincerely?

22.What answer does he expect in the form?



Lyricstraing 64 

Grammar:    adjective / adverb      Indicate precisely what you mean to say.


Listen to and read about: When I'm 64

  1. How was Paul influenced by his father?
  2. What did the family do in the fifties?
  3. When did Paul write this song?
  4. Did the other member of the Beatles like this song?
  5. Which unusual instruments were used on this recording?


Writing:       Imagine how your life will be when you are 64, in

                      about 64 words.


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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?