Work - Let's Find Ourselves a Little Hostelry, aka. The Drinking Song

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

Song facts

Let’s Find Ourselves a Little Hostelry” is the seventh track of the sixth movement – entitled “Work” – of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio, released in 1991.

V: WORK. Mary Dee’s office. She runs a hectic business staffed entirely by women. Mary Dee busies among the computers and fax machines, issuing orders as her girls lapse their concentration to fantasize of love. Meanwhile at Shanty’s office – where his rank does not match Mary Dee’s success – he is cajoled by colleagues to work less and play more. As one colleague, Mr. Dingle, tempts Shanty to slip off to the pub, at home Mary Dee indicates that she is pregnant.

“Liverpool Oratorio” liner notes

This track has been published, under the title “The Drinking Song“, in the first single extracted from the “Liverpool Oratorio“.

Lyrics

MR. DINGLE
Let's find ourselves a little hostelry
Where you can sit and have a drink on me.
We'll get a chance
To talk about anyone who bothers us.

There's so much more to life than meets the
eye,
It's quite enough to make a throat feel dry.
So let's repair
To where no-one else would dare to bother
us.

Let's have a drink
While we think what to do.
And while we think,
I'll accept a little drink from you.

If everybody took a serious view of life,
We all would feel the same as you.
But, as it is,
We don't, so it isn't gonna bother us.

Let's have a drink
While we think what to do.
And while we think,
I'll accept a little drink from you.

MARY DEE
Part of myself grows inside.

Officially appears on


Liverpool Oratorio

Official album • Released in 1991

2:04 • 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
Kiri Te Kanawa :
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra :
Orchestra
Nic Raine :
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle :
Additional engineer
Tom Leader :
Additional engineer, Editor
Willard White :
Bass

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


Save The Child / The Drinking Song

7" Single • Released in 1991

2:05 • 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
Kiri Te Kanawa :
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra :
Orchestra
Nic Raine :
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle :
Additional engineer
Tom Leader :
Additional engineer, Editor
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

2:04 • 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
Kiri Te Kanawa :
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra :
Orchestra
Nic Raine :
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle :
Additional engineer
Tom Leader :
Additional engineer, Editor
Willard White :
Bass

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


The 7” Singles Box

7" Single • Released in 2022

2:04 • 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
Kiri Te Kanawa :
Soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra :
Orchestra
Nic Raine :
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle :
Additional engineer
Tom Leader :
Additional engineer, Editor
Willard White :
Bass

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

Latest concerts where Work - Let's Find Ourselves a Little Hostelry, aka. The Drinking Song has been played


An Evening With Paul McCartney & Friends - Royal College Of Music Benefit

Mar 23, 1995 • United Kingdom • London • St. James' Palace



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