* «Lyceum» *October * 2004 * «Lyceum» *October * 2004 * «Lyceum» *October * 2004 *
When I get older losing my hair, Время пройдет, я стану мудрей,
Many years from now, Старше чем сейчас.
Will you still de sending me a Valentine Ты пришлешь открытку мне, милая?
Birthday greetings bottle of wine? Вспомнишь меня хоть раз?
If I’d be out till quarter to three Вот на часах без четверти три
Would you lock the door? Но я приду, ты верь
Will you still need me, will you still feed me, Если мне будет за шестьдесят
When I’m sixty-four? Ты мне откроешь дверь?
You’ll be older too, Пусть бегут года
And if you say the word, Слово ты мне скажи
I could stay with you. С тобой останусь я!
I could be handy, mending a fuse В доме я мог бы свет починить,
When your lights have gone. Если погаснет вдруг.
You can knit a sweater by the fireside, У камина ты б вязала, милая,
Sunday morning go for a ride, Разделяя со мной досуг.
Doing the garden, digging the weeds; По воскресеньям мы будем гулять,
Who could ask for more? Если захочешь ты.
Will you still need me, will you still feed me, В нашем саду будешь мне помогать,
When I’m sixty-four? Сажать и поливать цветы.
Every summer we can rent a cottage in the Isle of Wight, Летом у волны морской
if it’s not too dear. Поедем отдыхать семьей!
We shall scrimp and save Будут нам дарить
Grandchildren on your knee – Радость и любовь внуки на руках
Vera, Chuck and Dave. Вера, Дейв и Чак.
Send me a postcard, drop me a line, Родная, прошу телеграмму пришли,
Stating point of view, Очень хотелось бы мне,
Indicate precisely what you mean to say, Чтобы строчку написала в ней от души
Yours sincerely, wasting away. О том, как я нужен тебе.
Give me your answer, fill in a form, Я эти строки всегда буду ждать,
Mine for evermore. Обещаю тебе.
Will you still need me, will you still feed me, Но, если мне будет за шестьдесят,
When I’m sixty-four? Буду ли я нужен тебе?
A quartet of extraordinarily talented British musicians inspired a worldwide frenzy of Beatlemania, perhaps primarily because they projected the self-image of the 1960s teenager. Working-class musicians, the three guitarists in the group John Lennon (Oct. 9, 1 940-Dec. 8. 1980), Paul McCartney (born June 18, 1942) and George Harrison (born Feb. 25. 1943) first played together as schoolboys with the Quarrymen. In the late 1950s the group was renamed Johnny and the Moondogs, the Moonshiners, then the Silver Beatles (a wordplay on the musical term beat that also paid tribute to rocker Buddy Holly's Crickets). They had been performing in small clubs in Liverpool and in Hamburg, West Germany, when the original drummer was replaced in 1962 by Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkcy, July 7, 1940). All four Beatles were from Liverpool. The Beatles' first record 'Love Me Do', written by Lennon and McCartney in 1957 was released in October 1962. By the time they led the so-called British invasion of the United States in 1964 The Beatles held the top five spots on the singles recording charts and they released their first film, 'A Hard Day's Night1. They also shot their second film "HELP" in 1965. As trend-setters, they popularised long hair, mod dress, hallucinogenic drugs. Indian music, and Eastern mysticism.
The later Beatles albums were like variety shows a miscellany of rock, blues, country, folk, ballads, and social commentary, nursery rhymes. 1920s parodies, and satires of other pop groups, with an occasional injection of surrealism. Most of their material was credited to Lennon and McCartney as a team. Their most acclaimed works were the innovative Revolver (I 966); the single-concept album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967); the exuberant "White Album," The Beatles (1968); and their last joint effort, Abbey Road (1969). (Let It Be; issued in 1970. had been delayed for simultaneous release with a film and book.)
The last concert appearance of the Beatles was in San Francisco in 1966. Amid public quarrels and lawsuits, the singing idols officially broke up in 1970. Lennon had begun recording with his second wife, the avant-garde conceptual artist Yoko Ono, and McCartney formed the successful soft-rock group Wings with his wife, Linda. Harrison and Starr also recorded solo albums. Many people hoped that they would gather again, but all their hopes were destroyed when John Lennon was murdered in New York on the 8th of December in 1980. Since that moment all of them realised that this " Magician Fourth " would never gather again.
he results of the opinion poll in our town showed that the people of all age categories know and love The Beatles.
The 22-nd of October was a remarkable day for our
Lyceum. The pupils of the 9th, 10th and 11th forms
had a meeting with Amanda an American girl, who
came to Uryupinsk with Ira Pozhar, a former pupil
of our English teacher Tamara Andreyevna Sandalova.
The meeting was held in our St. Petersburg classroom.
The atmosphere was very friendly. We enjoyed
listening to the native speaker. She told us about herself, her family and her native town. We also showed her a film about our town. The commentary in English was made by the pupils of the 11th “A” form Anya Panteleyeva, Yulya Makryntseva and Vica Mazurova. Amanda was watching it with great interest. Then we went on talking. We asked questions about their traditions, holidays, sports, hobbies, school, and everyday life. We spoke even about the differencies between the American and Russian food. We all took part in the conversation. We showed Amanda a commercial of the Beatles’s song “When I’m Sixty Four” made by the pupils of the 11th “A” form Ksenya Arbuzova, Alexander Fyodorov and Alexander Ivanov. Then sitting in a circle we were singing “Yesterday” and other famous songs of The Beatles. It seemed that we knew each other for a long time. We understood that learning English is very important. At parting we showed her our Lyceum. Anya Panteleyeva, Yulya Makryntseva and Vica Mazurova from the 11th “A” form were her guides.
Come to our place again, Amanda!
Yulya Makryntseva, 11th “A”