Father - Hey, Wait a Minute

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

Hey, Wait a Minute…” is the fourth 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

Last updated on July 11, 2019


Hey, wait a minute
You didn't tell me
I fell into a place
I didn't wanna go
It doesn't matter
I swear
I'll never go through another of those things
In my life
You should have warned me Of all the dangers
But maybe there were some things you just didn't know
But you're my father
And surely fathers ought to know about most things
In this life
Don't tell me
I thought you were the best
You were only human
And a lot like all the rest
Like me you were fragile
Not secure
With the fast tide of life
That would speed past your door

Officially appears on

Liverpool Oratorio

Official album • Released in 1991

1:44 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney :
Executive producer
Eddie Klein :
Additional engineer
John Timperley :
Balance engineer
Carl Davis :
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew :
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser :
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra :
Ian Balmain :
Solo trumpet (?)
Anna Cooper :
Cor anglais (?)
Nic Raine :
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle :
Additional engineer
Tom Leader :
Additional engineer, Editor
Jerry Hadley :

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

Live performances

“Father - Hey, Wait a Minute” has been played in 2 concerts.

Latest concerts where Father - Hey, Wait a Minute has been played


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