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Re: The White Cliffs of Dover
Posted by Fran Kent on January 18, 2009, 10:58 pm, in reply to "The White Cliffs of Dover"
Curiously, the song ("There'll be bluebirds over/the white cliffs of Dover/tomorrow, just you wait and see") was the work of Americans. I don't know about the lyric but the music was written by Walter Kent (no kin of mine), who lived here in Los Angeles. He also wrote the holiday standard, "I'll be home for Christmas." Vera Lynn, the British vocalist, made Kent's song about the white cliffs a sort of signature piece, along with "We'll meet again." Both spoke to servicemen everywhere, as well as to loved ones left behind.