MIAGD: Just you wait and see…

MIAGD: Make it a great day

One of my favorite songs since childhood has been “The White Cliffs of Dover,” an oft heard song in our home as Mother played and sang.

I was familiar with the Vera Lynn recording but knew nothing about her until I read her obituary this morning.

What an extraordinary life!

Dame Vera Lynn obituary

(There’ll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover” is a popular World War II song composed in 1941 by Walter Kent to lyrics by Nat Burton. Made famous in Vera Lynn‘s 1942 version, it was one of Lynn’s best-known recordings and among the most popular World War II tunes.

I remember the British Royal Family celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of D-Day, standing on their iconic balcony, singing “The White Cliffs of Dover.” What I noticed most was Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, closing her eyes for a few seconds as her lips continued to repeat the lyrics.

THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER Lyrics by Nat Burton

There’ll be bluebirds over
The white cliffs of Dover
Tomorrow
Just you wait and see
I’ll never forget the people I met
Braving those angry skies
I remember well as the shadows fell
The light of hope in their eyes
And though I’m far away
I still can hear them say
Bombs up…
But when the dawn comes up
There’ll be bluebirds over
The white cliffs of Dover
Tomorrow
Just you wait and see
There’ll be love and laughter
And peace ever after
Tomorrow
When the world is free
The shepherd will tend his sheep
The valley will bloom again
And Jimmy will go to sleep
In his own little room again
There’ll be bluebirds over
The white cliffs of Dover
Tomorrow
Just you wait and see
There’ll be bluebirds over
The white cliffs of Dover
Tomorrow
Just you wait and see…

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s