#00296
Will You Love Me When I'm Old And Feeble?
(Dorymen) video
#1555: YouTube video
by outportoutlaw
℗2010 ~ Used with permission ~

Will you love me when I'm old and feeble?
Will you love me when I'm old and gray?
When this heart of mine grows tired and weary,
Will you love me as you do today?

When our children all grow up and leave us,
And have sweet families of their own,
Will you still be happy with me, Darlin'?
Will you still be happy in our home?

Will you love me when I'm old and feeble?
Will you love me when I'm old and gray?
When this heart of mine grows tired and weary,
Will you love me as you do today?

When the chains of life begin to lower,
And fate descends upon our home,
With graying hair and hands that tremble,
Will all your love be mine alone?

Will you love me when I'm old and feeble?
Will you love me when I'm old and gray?
When this heart of mine grows tired and weary,
Will you love me as you do today?

####.... Smiley Bates [1937-1997] ....####
Recorded by Smiley Bates (Golden Guitar, 1968).

This variant recorded by The Dorymen - John Henry Drake [1936-2006] of Belleoram, NL, vocal, guitar; Thomas G (Tom) Rose [1940-?] of Bay Du Nord, NL: accordion; Smiley Bates: flat top guitar (A Musical Catch, 1973 LP, trk#11, Marathon Records, Toronto, ON); (Tiny Red Light, 1980 LP, trk#19, The Great Canadian Music Company, Toronto, ON); and (Tiny Red Light, 1999 CD, trk#15, Heritage Music, Scarborough, ON); and (Tiny Red Light, 2003 CD, trk#15, Heritage Music, New Market, ON).

See more of The Dorymen songs.

Variants were also recorded by:
14-year-old Jamie Spurvey from St John's, NL, and Trenton, ON (Long Way From Home, 2005 CD, trk #8, Ambassador Records, Oshawa, ON, recorded, mixed and mastered by Rick Hodgson, Starlink Sound, Brighton, ON, and produced by Harold Spurvey);
Stan Butler from Petty Harbour, NL (Me Salt And Pepper Cap, 1998 CD, trk#5, Independent, recorded at Top Sound Recording, St John's, engineered, mixed, and produced by Lee Vaughn);
Ray Paul (Memories Of Bragg's Island / Ray and Edmund Paul, undated cassette, trk#7, SWC Productions, English Harbour West);
Jim Martin from St John's and Bay Roberts (Bay Born B'ye, 1984 LP, trk#5, Boot Records Limited, Mississauga, ON, recorded at Phase One Recording Studio, and produced by Jury Krytiuk and Glenn Sutton);
and The Stringbusters (Solid Country, 1973 LP, trk#4, Marathon Records, Toronto, ON).

The video below features a variant performed by Randy Dyke and his friend Joe Reynolds.

See more Randy Dyke songs.

#2509: YouTube video
by Randy Dyke
℗2011 ~ Used with permission ~
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