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Music to Listen Out For on VE Day

Posted on May 7th, by Editor in Social Gatherings. 3 comments

Dear Tresham Residents

For your information this is a list of the tunes (not necessarily in this order) I intend to play on VE Day, tomorrow from 7-8 pm:

Vera Lynn

  • We’ll meet again
  • White Cliffs of Dover

Glenn Miller

  • American Patrol
  • Little Brown Jug
  • Moonlight Serenade

Film music

  • Dam Busters March
  • The Great Escape
  • Bridge over the River Kwai (Colonel Bogey)
  • Theme from Dad’s Army
  • Theme from ‘Allo ‘Allo


  • A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
  • Pack up your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag
  • Roll out the barrel
  • Side by Side
  • It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Lilli Marlene
  • When you’re Smiling
  • Run Rabbit Run
  • Everything Stops for Tea
  • Goodnight Sweetheart
  • As time goes by
  • Smile

The last, which I’ll finish with, is not strictly a wartime song – the music was written in 1936 by Charlie Chaplin but the words didn’t appear until 1954.  Nevertheless I think it’s rather in keeping with the current mood and perhaps we could all try and sing along:

“Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky you’ll get by if you
Smile with your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile”

David Bradbury

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