LONDON (CelebrityAccess) – Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are set to reunite for a cover of the John Lennon song, “Grow Old With Me.”
The track will appear on Starr’s forthcoming solo album, What’s My Name.
“Grow Old With Me” was one of the last songs written by Lennon before his murder in 1980, and was posthumously released in 1984 on the album Milk and Honey.
As the story goes, John and Yoko were inspired by the poetry of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and decided to write a pair of responsorial songs in a similar fashion. Yoko’s, which was titled “Let Me Count The Ways,” was inspired by Elizabeth’s famous sonnet, “How Do I Love Thee?,” while John, who was inspired by Robert Browning’s poem, “Rabbi Ben Ezra,” came up with “Grow Old with Me.”
In a statement, Starr said the idea for the recording came about after he’d run into Jack Douglas, who had been the producer behind John and Yoko’s Double Fantasy album.
“I’m an emotional person. And I just loved this song. I sang it the best that I could. I do well up when I think of John this deeply. John’s on it in a way. I’m on it and Paul’s on it.” When Douglas arranged strings for the track, he included a line from “Here Comes The Sun,” “So in a way, it’s the four of us,” he added.
What’s My Name, which feature’s McCartney and Starr’s rendition of the track, is due out on October 25th via UMe.
You can check out the original version of the song below: