donderdag 26 april 2012

Yom Ha'atzmaut ~ Israel 64 jaar

 
Israel bestaat nu 64 jaar. De Beatles song "When I'm Sixty-Four" werd uitgegeven op 1 juni 1967, enkele dagen voor de Zesdaagse Oorlog, die het toen 19 jaar oude Israel misschien niet volwassen maar wel aanzienlijk groter maakte.
Met 64 jaar krijg Israel helaas niet meer zoveel Valentijnskaarten, wel een overvloed aan hate-mail...
 
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?

oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oooo
You'll be older too, (ah ah ah ah ah)
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, and 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?

Whoo!

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