We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but I know we’ll meet again some sunny day…

The singer behind one of the most iconic and moving war songs of the 20th century has died in the UK, aged 103.

We’ll Meet Again, sung by Vera Lynn, became an anthem of hope and resilience during the Second World War.

 

 

The singer and the song were poignantly referenced in the Pink Floyd concept album The Wall.

 

 

The song was also used in the final devastating scene of Stanley Kubrick’s black masterpiece Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

Vera Lynn was known as the (armed) forces’ sweetheart.

She was born Vera Margaret Welch on 20 March 1917 in the London suburb of East Ham. She was the daughter of a plumber. She toured the war zones singing to soldiers in Burma, Egypt and India. She also performed for people sheltering from bombing raids in the stations of London’s underground.

The song was recorded in 1929 and Lynn later starred in the film of the same name.

Vera Lynn was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1975.

In September 2009 Dame Vera Lynn became the oldest living artist, at the age 92, to have a number 1 album on the UK album chart, with her collection We’ll Meet Again: the Very Best of Vera Lynn.

Read more here from the BBC

Let’s say goodbye with a smile, dear
Just for a while, dear
We must part
Don’t let this parting upset you
I’ll not forget you, sweetheart

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…

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 singin’ this song

We’ll meet again
Don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day

Source: LyricFind

 

Garry Littman

Garry Littman

Garry Littman est le fondateur de The Language House à Genève. The Language House propose des coachings d'anglais à Genève pour les particuliers et les entreprises, ainsi que des cours intensifs d'anglais dans les pays anglophones. Garry a été journaliste en Australie et en Asie, il a travaillé pour World Radio Switzerland.

3 réponses à “We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but I know we’ll meet again some sunny day…

  1. “The song was also used in the final devastating scene of Stanley Kubrick’s black masterpiece Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”

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