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Released in 1991

War - Non Nobis Solum

Written by Paul McCartneyCarl Davis

Last updated on January 6, 2022

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

Timeline This song was officially released in 1991

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Non Nobis Solum” is the second track of the first movement – entitled “War” – of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio, released in 1991.

I: WAR. 1942. A world at war. Sirens sound as bombs fall over Liverpool and despairing couples shelter underground. Amid the blaze and the chaos of an air raid, a child is born. And there is hope.

“Liverpool Oratorio” liner notes

Non Nobis Solum Sed Toti Mundo Nati” (which can be translated into “Not for ourselves but for the whole world were we born“) was the Latin motto of the Liverpool Institute High School for Boys, where Paul McCartney (along with George Harrison) studied in the second half of the 1950s.



Non nobis solum

Sed toti mundo nati,

Toti mundo nati.


Non nobis solum

Sed toti mundo nati.


(Ah), Ah

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War - Non Nobis Solum” has been played in 2 concerts.

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Roger A Milroy • 2 years ago

"non nobis solum, sed toti mundo nati" was the motto of Liverpool Institute High School for Boys, wher Paul McCartney and George Harrison studied in the second half of the 1950´s

The PaulMcCartney Project • 2 years ago

Thank you, Roger. I didn't know that ! I've enriched the page with that information.

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