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There Will Always Be an England's Vera Lynn is 95 Today
Examiner ^ | March 20, 2012 | Rick Busciglio

Posted on 03/20/2012 10:05:03 AM PDT by Fiji Hill

Today is the birthday of one of the most popular singers during the Second World War...Dame Vera Lynn, DBE (born Vera Margaret Welch arrived on 20 March 1917). Lynn is an English singer-songwriter and actress whose musical recordings and performances were enormously popular with the Allied troops and the Brits on the homefront.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: music; veralynn
Vera Lynn began performing in 1924 and recording in 1935. Her career continued into the 1990's and her recordings still sell. Some of my favorite songs of hers include:
1 posted on 03/20/2012 10:05:11 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

A great singer who helped the allies win the war. I had no idea she was still alive!


2 posted on 03/20/2012 10:07:06 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Fiji Hill
A great singer and a delightful lady...met her when she was a customer at the bank I worked for.

If the manager saw her he would invite her into his office and offer her tea while someone attended to her needs. She always declined - preferred to wait her turn like everyone else.

3 posted on 03/20/2012 10:09:58 AM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: Fiji Hill

Hate to say it, but at the current rate of assault, England will soon be named Islamengland.

Coming soon to a country near you!


4 posted on 03/20/2012 10:12:34 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Fiji Hill

“White Cliffs of Dover” makes me tear up every time.

My dad was flying missions over Germany, his sweetheart waiting stateside for “tomorrow when the world is free.”

Her songs brought hope.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwtW2Lx5Vwc


5 posted on 03/20/2012 10:13:55 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: All

“does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?....remember how she said....”


6 posted on 03/20/2012 10:17:18 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Maverick68

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHcunREYzNY
We’ll Meet Again - Vera Lynn


7 posted on 03/20/2012 10:21:49 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Maverick68

“...that we would meet again, some sunny day...”


8 posted on 03/20/2012 10:29:57 AM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Churchillspirit

You were lucky to have met Vera Lynn.


9 posted on 03/20/2012 10:32:39 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill

My fav,”When I Grow too Old to Dream” :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNB8VbFmlOY&feature=related

Spitfires in flight


10 posted on 03/20/2012 10:33:51 AM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Liberty Valance

“I’ll Be Seeing You”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oxlFh4wbAI&feature=related


11 posted on 03/20/2012 10:36:02 AM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Maverick68

Pink Floyd reference, yes?


12 posted on 03/20/2012 10:36:39 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: All

Soon, I will be setting controls for the heart of the pun....


13 posted on 03/20/2012 10:43:08 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: safeasthebanks
My generation may remember her voice best for "We'll Meet Again" covering the series of hydrogen bomb detonations at the end of Dr. Strangelove. Later on I learned that Dame Vera was a genuine British heroine of WWII. God bless the lady.
14 posted on 03/20/2012 10:49:05 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Liberty Valance
That's the 1953 version of "We'll Meet Again." The original version, recorded in 1939 and released late in the year, is available here.

Believe it or not, "We'll Meet Again" is also a football song. In 2009, I attended a few UCLA home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. They would play the 1939 version of "We'll Meet Again" over the PA system at the conclusion of each game.

15 posted on 03/20/2012 10:50:45 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: zot

vera lynn


16 posted on 03/20/2012 10:55:31 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: PoloSec

There will always be an England, but it might move to Australia.


17 posted on 03/20/2012 11:00:30 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Fiji Hill

Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn
Remember how she said that
We would meet again
Some sunny day
Vera! Vera!
What has become of you
Does anybody else in here
Feel the way I do ?


18 posted on 03/20/2012 11:07:50 AM PDT by dangus
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To: safeasthebanks

Yeah... post 18 has full lyrics.

Funny this is I’ve been a huge Pink Floyd fan, and never knew Vera was a real person. I thought she was an old girlfriend of Pink’s.

(For those not so much into Pink Floyd, there is no real person named Pink Floyd, as mockingly noted in the lyric, “by the way which one’s Pink?” However, after writing that lyric, they created a fictional character for ‘The Wall,’ based in large parts on former band leader Syd Barrett, who went nuts like Pink, albeit with Roger Waters filling the character with several of his own issues.)


19 posted on 03/20/2012 11:14:26 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Fiji Hill

“There will always be an England - But they’ll be driving Volkswagons!” - Danny Kaye, doing a Hitler imitation in a WW II comedy.


20 posted on 03/20/2012 11:14:58 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Fiji Hill
You Can't Be True, Dear--Vera Lynn's first US hit, from the spring of 1948.
21 posted on 03/20/2012 11:22:02 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Sparky1776

Love the tune “I’ll Be Seeing You”. First heard it on Jo Stafford’s “GI Jo” album. My dad wore the grooves off that record.


22 posted on 03/20/2012 11:28:04 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Fiji Hill

Mentioned in Mr Churchill Says by the Kinks from the 1969
album Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall of the Brit Empire):

As Vera Lynn would say, we’ll meet again some day
But all the sacrifices we must make before they’re here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk24stOBie4


23 posted on 03/20/2012 11:31:15 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Fiji Hill
It was a decade before I was born, but I love listening to the music of the 1940s, especially the songbirds like Vera Lynn, Dinah Shore, Frances Langford, Peggy lee, Jo Stafford, and Doris day.

They could not only sing - they also contributed much of their time to supporting the Troops in so many ways.

24 posted on 03/20/2012 11:31:49 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Fiji Hill

Cool. Thanks for the info.


25 posted on 03/20/2012 11:34:33 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance; NavyCanDo; Churchillspirit; Borges
A tribute to Vera Lynn on her 95th birthday has been made available here on Youtube.
26 posted on 03/20/2012 11:47:47 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: safeasthebanks

Pink Floyd rocks!


27 posted on 03/20/2012 12:05:00 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: Jedidah
“White Cliffs of Dover” makes me tear up every time.

On VE Day +50 [1995], she sang White Cliffs of Dover from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. The crowd that gathered outside the gate [1 million +] ALL sang it with her.

Very touching ...

28 posted on 03/20/2012 12:52:30 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. I remember some of her songs from when I was a kid during WW-II.


29 posted on 03/20/2012 1:22:43 PM PDT by zot
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To: Fiji Hill

There is now a Lera Lynn from Athens Georgia, who appeared on musicfog.com last weekend, at least until I muted the speaker.


30 posted on 03/20/2012 1:29:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Maverick68

I never knew who Vera Lynne was until now. I have been listening to that song for over 20 years.


31 posted on 03/20/2012 1:38:43 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Fiji Hill

Thanks.


32 posted on 03/20/2012 8:45:47 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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