Skip to comments.There Will Always Be an England's Vera Lynn is 95 Today
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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A great singer who helped the allies win the war. I had no idea she was still alive!
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.
Hate to say it, but at the current rate of assault, England will soon be named Islamengland.
Coming soon to a country near you!
“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.
“does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?....remember how she said....”
We’ll Meet Again - Vera Lynn
“...that we would meet again, some sunny day...”
You were lucky to have met Vera Lynn.
My fav,”When I Grow too Old to Dream” :
Spitfires in flight
“I’ll Be Seeing You”
Pink Floyd reference, yes?
Soon, I will be setting controls for the heart of the pun....
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.
There will always be an England, but it might move to Australia.
Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn
Remember how she said that
We would meet again
Some sunny day
What has become of you
Does anybody else in here
Feel the way I do ?
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.)
“There will always be an England - But they’ll be driving Volkswagons!” - Danny Kaye, doing a Hitler imitation in a WW II comedy.
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.
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
They could not only sing - they also contributed much of their time to supporting the Troops in so many ways.
Cool. Thanks for the info.
Pink Floyd rocks!
On VE Day +50 , 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 ...
Thanks for the ping. I remember some of her songs from when I was a kid during WW-II.
There is now a Lera Lynn from Athens Georgia, who appeared on musicfog.com last weekend, at least until I muted the speaker.
I never knew who Vera Lynne was until now. I have been listening to that song for over 20 years.