NEED YOUR HELP WITH A SONG!!
#1

Dear members:

 

I need your assistance with a song. Received this letter today from a school teacher.

 

I am looking for a song that is about the lights being turned on in London, either after the bombings or after the war.

 

I am a teacher planning a Nov 11 school service. I have invited a veteran to the service, he can not sing any longer but talks about this song being a favorite. Are you familiar with it? Is it available for download?

 

Regards,

 

Margaret

 

If anyone knows the answer, please get back with me ASAP. I am looking in the interim too. Maybe our ENGLISH friends can lend a hand. Come on blokes. Tally ho and all that stuff... :pdt12:

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#2

I just sent her this one. Maybe it's it!

 

http://www.authentichistory.com/ww2/music/...ddie_Allen.html

 

Till the Lights of London Shine Again

 

For a while we must part

But remember me sweetheart

Till the lights of London shine again

 

And while I'm over there

Think of me in every prayer

Till the lights of London shine again

 

I'll keep your picture near me

A tender souvenir

Now hold me close and kiss me

And may God bless you dear

 

Don't you cry when I'm gone

Wear a smile and carry on

Till the lights of London shine again.

 

 

Not the right song, but a good one nonetheless. I found the right song below in a later post...

 

 

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#3

When Lights go on again all over the world

And the boys are home again all over the world

And rain & snow is all that may fall from the skies above

A kiss won't mean "goodbye" but "hello to love"

 

When the lights go on again all over the world

And the ships will sail again all over the world

Then we'll have time for things like wedding rings and free hearts will sing

When the lights go on again all over the world

When the lights go on again :wub: all over the world

 

1943 hit Vaughn Monroe.

 

adding a link I found

 

http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/w/...goonagain.shtml

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#4

She sent me this interesting link.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/30/a5614030.shtml

 

 

search web under "BBC - WW2 People's War - Lights out in London in 1943 ".

check under the heading Blackout for reference to the song.

This is a great story Janis.

 

At dusk the blackout blinds and curtains were drawn so that enemy aircraft pilots were not aided in navigation by the lights from below. For that reason there were no lamp lights, no neon lights on buildings, no lights at railway stations, nor on the trains or buses - no lights on anywhere. Have you heard the wartime song, `When the lights go on in London all over the town'? At that time it was hard to imagine. Most of us carried a small torch pointed down when we were out after dark. There were air raid precaution wardens on the streets who, on seeing a light, would shout loudly "Put out that light".

 

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I did some researching and found this:

 

When the Lights Go Up In London - Hubert Gregg

 

I'm going to get lit up when the lights go up in London;

I'm going to get lit up as I've never been before.

You will find me on the tiles;

You will find me wreathed in smiles;

I'm going to get lit up - I'll be visible for miles!

The city will set up when the lights go up in London;

We'll all be lit up as the Strand was, only more, much more

And before the party's played out;

They will fetch the fire brigade out

To the littest uppist scene you ever saw!

 

HERE we go. This is an excerpt and you can also download it. I just sent it to Margaret and her sister.

 

http://www.buy.com/prod/i-m-going-to-get-l.../204080680.html

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#5

Found this. Someone wrote a play...

 

http://www.theatermania.com/content/show.cfm/show/126692

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#6
http://www.hubertgregg.org.uk/index.html
Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#7
Thanks for the other song M2. :armata_PDT_37:
Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#8

Possibly-White Cliffs Of Dover-Vera Lynn.

Check Vera Lynn"s arsenal of WW2 songs.

Good Luck.

Jim Hennessey-87th-Inf.Div.

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#9

I purchased a copy of When the Lights Go Up In London, from Buy.com for 79 cents, but am having problems downloading it. ARRGGHHH! Maybe I'll try another site. :armata_PDT_19:

 

I want an original copy, not a modern day version of it, so am very picky. All my songs have to be originals, or I won't upload them to my music page.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#10
Jim, is there a downloadable copy of that song by Vera Lynn? If so, please give direct link. Thanks! :armata_PDT_01:
Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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