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BRITISH TRADITIONAL SONGS: SONGS OF
ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES

 

THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER

 

The White Cliffs of Dover

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 tho' I'm far away,
I still can hear them say 'Thumb's up!'
For 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 love and laughter and peace ever after,
Tomorrow, when the world is free.

I may not be near but I have no fear.
Hist'ry will prove it too,
When the tale is told 'twill be as of old
For truth will always win through;
But be I far or near,
That slogan still I'll hear, 'Thumbs up!'
For 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.

This very popular song of World War II was written by Nat Burton in 1941 and was sung by Vera Lynn.


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latest update: 22/10/04