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Thread: Happy 95th Birthday, Dame Vera Lynn

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    Happy 95th Birthday, Dame Vera Lynn




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    The lady who sang "We'll Meet Again", and so many others, turns 95 today. God bless her.
    "Hello. I'm Mr. Hardy, and this is my friend, Mr. Laurel."

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    Hear-Hear..!!!
    "Hot ginger and dynamite, There's nothing but that at night,
    Back in Nagasaki Where the fellers chew tobaccy and the
    women wicky-wacky Woo."

    An Earl Grey in a sea of Latte...

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    For a real eye-opener go back and listen to the records she made with the Charlie Kunz orchestra in the mid-to-late thirties. She was a lot more than a singer of wartime weepers -- she was one of the best band vocalists on the British music scene.
    Go out and fight so life shouldn't be printed on dollar bills. -- Clifford Odets

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    One of my favorite Vera Lynn recordings is this one that she did in the '70s.

    "I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order."
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    Here she is in 1990 at the Royal Variety Performance.

    "I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order."
    ...Eric Morecambe, OBE
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    And yet nobody's posted the song for which everyone still remembers her...


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    Here's another I found on Youtube. She sings the verse, which I've never heard before, giving the song a nice added layer of meaning:

    "Hello. I'm Mr. Hardy, and this is my friend, Mr. Laurel."

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    And this one kinda belongs, too:

    "Hello. I'm Mr. Hardy, and this is my friend, Mr. Laurel."

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    Goodnight, Children Everywhere (1940)



    Goodnight, children everywhere
    Your mummy thinks of you tonight
    Lay your head upon your pillow
    Don't be a kid or a weeping willow
    Close your eyes and say a prayer
    And surely you can a find a kiss to spare
    Though you are far away
    She's with you night and day
    Goodnight, children everywhere
    "I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order."
    ...Eric Morecambe, OBE
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    "I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order."
    ...Eric Morecambe, OBE
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