When I'm Sixty​-​Four

by Ryan Oyer

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Released as a single 2/19/2018 to celebrate my Dad, Tom Oyer's 64th birthday. Cover art by Mike Salter from a Hara Paper photo.

This song will also be featured on the forthcoming "Silver Linings" album to be released 2018.


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?


released February 19, 2018
Written by Lennon-McCartney

Produced, Recorded, Mixed by Butch Ross at Southern Occupation
And also recorded on location at the Salter Family home Jan/Feb 2018

Gordon Inman - Alto Clarinet, Clarinet
Butch Ross - Bass, Electric Guitar, Ukulele
Mike Salter - Drums, Backing vocals
Ryan Oyer - Vocals

Cover art by Mike Salter.


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Ryan Oyer Chattanooga, Tennessee

Ryan’s debut 2010 release “Come Together” was a record parked at the intersection of Gallagher Lane and Abbey Road. The Chattanooga songwriter had become well-known for insightful love songs wrapped in Beatlesque melodies and “Come Together” showcased those song beautifully. As the name implies, Oyer’s new album “metamorphosis” represents a big step forward for the singer/songwriter. ... more

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