When I’m 64 Chords & Guitar Lesson

Welcome to When I’m 64 Chord Chart by The Beatles. One of my Lifetime members in my course requested this song for his wife’s 64th birthday.

This song isn’t the easier song in the world to play and that’s mainly due to the barre chords F and Fm. But of course, if you are part of my course you know the easy fixes to those chords, so this shouldn’t be an issue.

We also use a wide variety of chords in this song which adds a little bit to the difficulty level. We will be using C, G, C7, F, Fm, A, D, G7, Am, E and D7. Phew!

Leave it to the Beatles to be all over the place. So let’s see how we are going to approach this song strumming wise.

When I’m 64 Guitar Chords:

When I’m 64 Strumming Patterns:

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

When I’m 64 Guitar Lesson:

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When I’m 64 Chord Chart:

Played with a Capo on the 1st fret

Intro: C C |D G| C C C

C                                  C
When I get older losing my hair,
D7                               G
Many years from now.
  G                                                       G
Will you still be sending me a Valentine.
C (hold 2 measures)
Birthday greetings bottle of wine.

Verse 2:
C                                 C
If I'd been out till quarter to three.
C7                                     F
Would you lock the door.
|F                        Fm|          |C                  A |
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
|D                G7|          C
When I'm sixty-four.

Am Am G Am

Am            E        E   E   Am
You'll be older too
Am.             Dm          Dm
And if you say the word
F              G               C     G (hold) G (hold)
I could stay with you

Verse 3:
C                                       C
I could be handy mending a fuse
D7                                          G
When your lights have gone
  G                                                     G
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
   C (hold 2 measures)
Sunday mornings go for a ride

Verse 4:
C                                     C
Doing the garden digging the weeds
 C7                                F
Who could ask for more
| F                     Fm|         | C                     A|
Will you still need me will you still feed me
  | D              G|        C
When I'm sixty-four

Am                                                      Am                                 G
Every summer we can rent a cottage in the Isle of Wight
If it's not too dear
    Am          Am               E     E   Am
We shall scrimp and save
    Am                  Dm             Dm
Grandchildren on your knee
F            G                C G(hold) G(hold)
Vera Chuck and Dave

Verse 5:
C                                         C

Send me a postcard drop me a line
   D7                          G
Stating point of view
  G                                                      G
Indicate precisely what you mean to say
Yours sincerely wasting away

Verse 6:
C                                        C

Give me your answer fill in a form
    C7                    F
Mine for evermore
| F                     Fm|         | C                    A|
Will you still need me will you still feed me
 | D               G|       C
When I'm sixty-four

C C |D G|  C

This file is the author’s own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It’s intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

We do not distribute printable chord and lyrics charts. These charts are here only to support online learning. We highly recommend buying music from Hal Leonard or a reputable online sheet music store.

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