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Released in 1991

Father - Andante Lamentoso

Written by Paul McCartneyCarl Davis

Last updated on July 14, 2019

Album This song officially appears on the Liverpool Oratorio Official album.

Timeline This song was officially released in 1991

Master album

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This Andante Lamentoso is the first track of the fourth movement – entitled “Father” – of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio, released in 1991.

IV: FATHER. 1959. As mourners arrive for the funeral, Shanty thinks on his confusion, fears and upset at the death of his father. He reflects and worries about the relationship they had, distressed at his father’s mortality. Finally he realises fathers are only human and asks his forgiveness.

“Liverpool Oratorio” liner notes


CHORUS (mourners)

Father, Father.

Father, Father.

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Live performances

Father - Andante Lamentoso” has been played in 2 concerts.

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