We’ll meet again – a tribute to Dame Vera Lynn

Hello friends,

This is a change from my usual folk songs, but perhaps this is a folk song of sorts as “We’ll meet again” was such (and still remains) an iconic song during the Second World War.

Instantly recognisable, this song, and particularly the way Dame Vera Lynn sang it, brought comfort, encouragement and hope to so many people living through a very dark time. Ross Parker and Hughie Charles wrote the song and it was first released in 1939. It is probably one of Dame Vera Lynn’s most famous recordings, which has been re-released several times.

I wanted to take this opportunity to honour the life of Dame Vera Lynn, the “Forces Sweetheart”, who passed away today – 18th June 2020. What a wonderful and long life she lived, a woman of courage, positivity, beautiful artistry and she had a generous and compassionate heart.

Thank you Dame Vera for all who you were and the incredible legacy of music and songs you have given us, which will live on.

I hope you enjoy this version!


 

Here are the lyrics:

 

We’ll meet again

 

We‘ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when,

But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day,

Keep smiling through, just like you always do,

Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away.

 

So will you please say Hello, to the folks that I know,

Tell them I won’t be long,

They’ll be happy to know, that as you saw me go,

I was singing this song.

 

We‘ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when,

But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day.

 

-by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles

 


 

Thank you so much for reading and watching.

Feel free to share the link with others, who might enjoy it too. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to my youtube channel, at this link Sarah Justine Packwood

Peace, love and light,

 

Sarah xxx

 

 

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