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#1 Poetry Man

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 01:07 PM

2005 will be the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, if that is not an omen for Dame Vera, I don't know what is.
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#2 IKYWN

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 12:01 PM

Damm woman just keeps going. Wasn't she old even during WW2?
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Posted 01 October 2004 - 01:29 PM

Only in her 20s... 87 now. She'll be here for years to come.

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 07:37 PM

Hope so...
When she dies, the air will be filled with: " we'll meet again"
Not a pretty perspective now, is it?

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 08:49 PM

when she does pop her clogs it would be nice for waters and gilmore et al to gather together in bands to sing

"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"

#6 faustus

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Posted 09 October 2004 - 06:38 PM

Nice to find someone with taste in decent music...
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#7 AnthillMob

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 09:33 PM

if i was posh and a bloke i'd tip my top hat at you sir

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 05:18 PM

Saw her a few weeks ago, sorry to disappoint but she looks great for her age and is sharp as can be.

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Posted 23 October 2004 - 01:14 PM

Just saw Dame Vera...She's going to be around for years to come...looks terrific and is intellectually sharp ...does a lot of walking...Helluva kind caring woman!

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Posted 23 October 2004 - 09:10 PM

Deathline suggestion: We won't meet again.

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 07:38 PM

Just heard a medley of Dame Vera's on Oceanside, California's KKSM radio, ("Doug Best Swings") Disc Jockey Doug is a former Canadian who was Lancaster crewmember during WWII. He plays Vera frequently.
I've never had the privilege of seeing her in person, but from her many recordings, especially those done during and after WWII, to my mind, she has one of the most perfect voices ever possessed by a singer.
How 'bout a 60th anniversary tour of America, Vera? All you have to do is go to the many southern and western retirement communities...you'd sell out and "knock 'em dead!"

#12 Paul Bearer

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 04:37 PM

Another deathline suggestion:- Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye
This is true my form is something odd,
But blaming me is blaming God;
Could I create myself anew
I would not fail in pleasing you.

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 07:33 PM

She's retired from singing now, sadly.

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 04:23 AM

Just "discovered" Vera's music after watching a documentary on her called "Songbirds." Didn't realize what a terrific singer she is...Too bad I've missed her concerts...

As for the "We'll Meet Again" stuff...she was 22 years old in 1939 and most of her career was in the post-WW2 era -- with many of her hits coming in the 1950s...For example, she was the first UK singer to have a number 1 hit in the USA -- for over nine weeks in the early 1950s...She had a hit TV series for 7 years was during the 1970s...etc...In other words, to solely identify Vera with WW2 songs is wrong...(I've done my research :pop:

Moreover (from another posted email), "Wish Me Luck as You Wave me Goodbye" is Gracie Fields' hit song -- from 1939...If you watch Monty Python you'd know?...:)

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 02:18 PM

How to you get to be a former Canadian? Is that like Greg Rusedski or something?
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Posted 23 November 2004 - 05:12 PM

Is that old trout still alive? If so, shame.

Nowadays, bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover would be the title of a porno movie being made in a balloon.

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 06:10 PM

Moreover (from another posted email), "Wish Me Luck as You Wave me Goodbye" is Gracie Fields' hit song -- from 1939...If you watch Monty Python you'd know?...


Oops! Wrong again :pop:

Ah well....

I'm a lumberjack and I'm alright I work all day and I sleep at night
This is true my form is something odd,
But blaming me is blaming God;
Could I create myself anew
I would not fail in pleasing you.

#18 Grim Reaper

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 09:34 PM

At the risk of failing to recognise Heaven's irony isn't it...

"I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK, I work all night and I sleep all day"

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 10:06 PM

No, it isn't that either.

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 10:47 PM

oops - not many lumberjacks work at night i guess... :rolleyes:




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