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Grow Old With Me
11 October 2019
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Audio video appeared on YouTube yesterday:

In a new interview with BBC 6 Music, Ringo comments:

I had no idea about this song. I bumped into Jack [Douglas - Double Fantasy producer] this year and he says, 'Did you ever hear the cassette?'

I said, 'What cassette?'

He said, 'Of John doing the songs! Doing the demos in Bermuda!'

I said, 'No, never heard it,' and so he says, 'Well, I'll get it for you'.

So anyway, he had the cassettes and he downloaded it onto a CD for me. At the very beginning of this CD, John says, 'Oh, that sounds like a good song for Richard Starkey. This would be great for you, Ringo'. I still well up thinking about.

I love the song. It's very romantic and so it's probably, I'm guessing, written for John and Yoko. And so I put my piece on it and it's to Barbara [Bach - his wife]

I think every bride should make their nearly-husband sing it to her. I want it to become like the wedding song of the century!

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11 October 2019
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I found that video a few minutes ago and started listening to it. Good stuff. I am chomping at the bit for his new album to be released. I have in on pre-order already. I only have to wait 14 more days.

11 October 2019
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Imagine how Ringo felt when he heard John say that at the start of the tape.

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11 October 2019
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This is almost too wholesome for words. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10 A beautiful John song, sung wonderfully by Ringo and featuring the bass work of Macca. Perhaps the closest thing we have to a 2019 Beatles song. ahdn_george_05 I agree with Ringo, as well as what Yoko has said in the past about it possibly being a big wedding song had John recorded a complete version. It is standard-worthy! ahdn_john_08_gif

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11 October 2019
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Haven’t preordered yet. Too many good things being released this year.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

12 October 2019
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I always thought it was Nobody Told me which John wrote with Ringo in mind not this one. I've always loved this song and it's a good vocal by Ringo and contribution by Paul but I'm not sure John would like this production. It's a bit schmaltzy for me but I haven't listened to much of Ringo's solo work for a while so maybe I'm not the best judge.

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12 October 2019
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It's the beginning of Nobody Told Me [demo overdub take 2]:

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13 October 2019
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If 'Nobody Told Me' was for Ringo and not 'Grow Old With Me ' (which I've never read was the case so this is new), why the false narrative? Unless the tape Ringo heard was edited, or the bootleg tape was and nobody has ever realised since. 

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Though it could just be how it reads, @meanmistermustard.

Ringo says that the CD Jack Douglas put together for him of the demos opens with John saying the first song is intended for Ringo. He doesn't actually say Grow Old With Me  was the first song on the CD though.

It's long been said that John offered two songs to Ringo for Can't Fight Lightning (which went on to become 1981's Stop and Smell the Roses), Life Begins at 40 and Nobody Told Me, as referenced in Joe's articles on both songs.

Should also be noted that John's count-in fits Nobody Told Me but would be out for Grow Old With Me .

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It also seems a bit odd that Ringo wouldn't have heard about this before. I'd like to hear Ringo's version of Nobody Told Me.

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Though it could just be how it reads, @meanmistermustard.

Ringo says that the CD Jack Douglas put together for him of the demos opens with John saying the first song is intended for Ringo. He doesn't actually say Grow Old With Me  was the first song on the CD though.

It's long been said that John offered two songs to Ringo for Can't Fight Lightning (which went on to become 1981's Stop and Smell the Roses), Life Begins at 40 and Nobody Told Me, as referenced in Joe's articles on both songs.

Should also be noted that John's count-in fits Nobody Told Me but would be out for Grow Old With Me .

  

The way it is intended to read in the OP quote is that Ringo has recorded a song John wrote for him to record 39 years ago, which is not accurate. Dress it up as you like with word play but that’s not what has happened so what people are reading is inaccurate. 

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13 October 2019
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The original version hit me in the similar way that Beautiful Boy does. Ringo's version is good too. Makes me think how he and Barbara managed, despite the hardships, to stay together and also be the Beatle couple that lasted the longest. 

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Preordered now.

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