Friday, July 3, 2009

"Vera, Chuck, and Dave"

I feel a little timid about admitting this, but my favorite Beatles song at the moment is Paul's quaint and affected "When I'm Sixty-Four." Resist as I might, its insistent charm is too strong for me. It's instructive and amusing to think that Paul wrote the song's melody when he was just 15 years old; his affinity for pastiche was clearly deep-seated. And on a personal note, I absolutely love the pleasantly crunchy sentiments expressed in the line, "Doing the garden/Digging the weeds/Who could ask for more?"

"When I'm Sixty-Four"

(If the video is removed, go here.)

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