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Wedding - I Know I Should Be Glad of This

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

I Know I Should Be Glad of This” is the first track of the fifth movement – entitled “Wedding” – of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio, released in 1991.

V: WEDDING. A few years later. As Shanty muses on the top of a bus, Mary Dee is drawn to him. She soothes his self-doubts and calms his impatient ambitions and they pledge their love and marry.

“Liverpool Oratorio” liner notes

Last updated on July 11, 2019


I know
I should be glad of this
For to be thankful is
To know.

I hope
That you will still be here,
The time is drawing near
For us to know.

MARY DEE (no longer as a ghost)
I'll always be here
As long as you've got time for me.
Whether it's joy or sadness,
It doesn't matter -
As long as you have time for me,
We will be together.

I know
That to be thankful is
Not what I need, but just for right now
It's all I've got.
I know that patience is a virtue.
But at this time in my life
I need something more.

Something in the air
Is slowly drawing us together.

Sit tight,
Be brave,
And believe in something more.

If I could sit still,
It I could be courageous.
I have a feeling that there's something
Drawing us inevitably towards it.

If you have patience,
You needn't wait for ever.
This is the story that they tell the children
Who are always asking the question.

I know
Someone is making sense.

We have a common sense.


Officially appears on

Liverpool Oratorio

Official album • Released in 1991

5:42 • LiveL1

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

Live performances

“Wedding - I Know I Should Be Glad of This” has been played in 2 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Wedding - I Know I Should Be Glad of This” has been played


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