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WWII favorite

Postby oldtimer » Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:03 pm

Please help me recall a song from WWII by a female vocalist who made the hearts of many lonely soldiers swoon when they heard her long sultry sigh. I have a bet on with my brother to see who can name the tune and artist first!


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Postby Jake » Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:24 pm

Vera Lynn

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Postby miss carol » Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:39 pm

"There'll be blue birds over
The white cliffs of Dover,
Tomorrow, just you wait and see.

There'll be love and laughter
And peace ever after
Tomorrow, when the world is free.

The shepherd will tend his sheep,
The valley will bloom again
And Jimmy will go to sleep,
In his own little room again.

There'll be blue birds over
The white cliffs of Dover,
Tomorrow, just you wait and see

Considering the context, these are pretty moving lyrics especially for the British. Londoners left the European theatre only to come home to its ravages.

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Postby D. Phillips » Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:53 pm

My Grandfather was stationed in England for most of the war and was in Picadilly Circus when they turned the lights back on. He said there were little kids there 5 years old who'd never seen the lights of Picadilly and were out of their minds when they came on. Can you imagine?

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Postby trainwreck2 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:02 pm

i dont remmeber her...
Jake wrote:Vera Lynn

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Postby Maarten » Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:59 pm

marlene dietrich; sag mir wo die blumen sind (aka where have all the flowers gone)
her version of lili marlene is probably more famous, but i like this one way better

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