The Paul McCartney Project

Work - Working Women at the Top

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

Working Women at the Top” is the second 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

Last updated on July 11, 2019

Lyrics

WOMEN'S CHORUS (office staff)
Working women at the top,
Will it ever stop?
Papers piling up and up.
Days go by like Monday, Tuesday:
Work until we drop!
All the time looking great,
Running late,
In a state, losing weight,
Running late again
And again.

MARY DEE
Let me have the letter that you typed up
yesterday.
Did Mr. Fisher send the fax to LA?
Make sure the flowers don't arrive too late
And cancel my appointment at the Squash
Club.

WOMEN'S CHORUS
What club?

MARY DEE
Squash Club.

WOMEN'S CHORUS
Working women on the go,
Will they ever know
What it takes to run the show?
Days go by like lightning,
Will it ever slow?
Half the time feeling dead,
Over-fed,
Aching head,
Miss my bed.
Over-fed again
And again.

MARY DEE
Did they ever pick up the accountant's
resume?
Make sure the car arrives in time for the
plane.
Get me the details of the takeover bid
And write another letter to the Minister.

WOMEN'S CHORUS
Minister?

MARY DEE
The Minister of love.

WOMEN'S CHORUS
Love.
(La)

MARY DEE
Where's the time for standing still?

WOMEN'S CHORUS
Holding hands and walking free.

MARY DEE
Where's the time for you...

MARY DEE and WOMEN'S CHORUS
And me?

Officially appears on


Liverpool Oratorio

Official album • Released in 1991

2:52 • 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
Malcolm Stewart:
First violin (?)
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

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


Selections from Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio

Official album • Released in 1992

2:41 • LiveL1a • Edit of the longer version (2:52) available on The Liverpool Oratorio

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
Malcolm Stewart:
First violin (?)
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

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

Live performances

“Work - Working Women at the Top” has been played in 2 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Work - Working Women at the Top” has been played




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