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Crypt - I'll Always Be Here

Written by Paul McCartneyCarl Davis

Album This song officially appears on the Liverpool Oratorio Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1991

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Song facts

I’ll Always Be Here” is the fifth track of the third movement – entitled “Crypt” – of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio, released in 1991.

III: CRYPT.   1959. Shanty, now a confused teenager, goes to a Church dance in the crypt; he doubts his and God’s existence. Here, Mary Dee materialises – still dreamlike – to him again. Still he cannot see her. As he sings of his vision of the future, Mary Dee breaks the news that his father has died. Shanty is left sad and alone.

“Liverpool Oratorio” liner notes

Last updated on July 10, 2019

Lyrics

MARY DEE (as half-ghost)
I'll always be here.
I'll never leave you.
I'll always be in your mind.
Dreams of the future,
Ghosts of the past left behind.

WOMEN'S CHORUS
(Ah)

SHANTY
Thought I had a vision
Lying in a graveyard,
Thought I heard a melody inside.
Could it be the future,
Speaking with the voice of those who died?

Thought I saw a kingdom,
Happiness and laughter,
Somewhere for an innocent to play.
Is there any justice?
Do these things still happen in this way?

MARY DEE
Don't tell him no,
It isn't fair.
For he was told by those who know
There was love everywhere.

SHANTY
Love everywhere.

Officially appears on


Liverpool Oratorio

Official album • Released in 1991

2:24 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991


Selections from Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio

Official album • Released in 1992

2:24 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Kiri Te Kanawa:
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991

Live performances

“Crypt - I'll Always Be Here” has been played in 2 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Crypt - I'll Always Be Here” has been played




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