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Father - O Father, You Have Given...

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

O Father, You Have Given…” is the second 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 10, 2019

Lyrics

CHIEF MOURNER
O Father, you have given
Time to your children.
You will look after
Those in your care.

WOMEN'S CHORUS (mourners)
We beg you
Look after us.
Father, Father.

CHIEF MOURNER
Father.

WOMEN'S CHORUS
Into the future,
In ever-growing circles,

CHIEF MOURNER
You will be there,
And your spirit will keep us moving
In the right direction.

Officially appears on


Liverpool Oratorio

Official album • Released in 1991

1:05 • 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
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Malcolm Stewart:
First violin (?)
Ian Balmain:
Solo trumpet (?)
Timothy Walden:
Solo cello (?)
Anna Cooper:
Cor anglais (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Willard White:
Bass

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


Selections from Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio

Official album • Released in 1992

1:05 • 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
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Malcolm Stewart:
First violin (?)
Ian Balmain:
Solo trumpet (?)
Timothy Walden:
Solo cello (?)
Anna Cooper:
Cor anglais (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Willard White:
Bass

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

Live performances

“Father - O Father, You Have Given...” has been played in 2 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Father - O Father, You Have Given...” has been played




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