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Peace - And So It Was That You Were Born

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

And So It Was That You Were Born” is the first track of the eighth movement – entitled “Peace” – of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio, released in 1991.

VIII: PEACE. Shanty sings to his new-born child, celebrating the wonder of being. In a sermon, the preacher sings of the frail magic of family life as Mary Dee and Shanty pledge a future with their child, together forever, celebrating a love that will now survive.

“Liverpool Oratorio” liner notes

Last updated on July 11, 2019

Lyrics

SHANTY
And so it was that you were born
Into this world one winter morning,
With a childish innocence you smiled at me
And I was born again.

BOY SOLO
Non nobis solum
Sed toti mundo

BOYS' CHOIR
Nati,
Mundo nati.

BOY SOLO
Toti mundo nati.

Officially appears on


Liverpool Oratorio

Official album • Released in 1991

1:22 • 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 (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jeremy Budd:
Boy soloist
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
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

1:22 • 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 (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Jeremy Budd:
Boy soloist
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste
Jerry Hadley:
Tenor

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

Live performances

“Peace - And So It Was That You Were Born” has been played in 2 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Peace - And So It Was That You Were Born” has been played




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