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"We'll Meet Again" is a 1939 British song made famous by singer Vera Lynn with music and lyrics composed and written by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles. The song is one of the most famous of the Second World War era, and resonated with soldiers going off to fight and their families and sweethearts.

The song gave its name to the 1943 musical film We'll Meet Again in which Dame Vera Lynn played the lead role (see 1943 in music). Lynn's recording is featured in the final scene of Stanley Kubrick's 1964 film Dr. Strangelove, and was also used in the closing scenes of the 1986 BBC television serial The Singing Detective. British director John Schlesinger used the song in his 1979 World War II film, Yanks, which is about British citizens and American soldiers during the military buildup in the UK as the Allies prepared for the D-Day Invasion.

During the Cold War, Lynn's recording was included in the package of music and programmes held in 20 underground radio stations of the BBC's Wartime Broadcasting Service (WTBS), designed to provide public information and morale-boosting broadcasts for 100 days after a nuclear attack. Lynn sang the song in London on the 60th Anniversary of VE Day in 2005.

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Relationships

composer: Hugh Charles
Ross Parker
lyricist: Hugh Charles
publisher: Dash Music Co. Ltd.
World Music Co.
SecondHandSongs: http://www.secondhandsongs.com/work/120207 [info]
Wikidata: Q2624195 [info]
Wikipedia: en: We'll Meet Again [info]

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
1939-09-28 We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn feat. Arthur Young 3:26
1942-03-12 We'll Meet Again Benny Goodman and His Orchestra 3:16
1962-06-14 We’ll Meet Again (original studio mix) Frank Sinatra 3:44
1982-01-11 – 1982-01-12 London / We’ll Meet Again (live, 1982-01: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK) live and medley Barry Manilow 4:25
Dr. Strangelove: We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:27
Medley: We’ll Meet Again / When the Lights Go on Again (All Over the World) / I’ll Pray for You medley Vera Lynn 5:00
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:24
We'll Meet Again The Byrds 2:32
We'll Meet Again Peggy Lee 3:16
We'll Meet Again The Ink Spots 3:20
We'll Meet Again The Ink Spots 3:56
We'll Meet Again The Ink Spots 3:12
We'll Meet Again Benny Goodman 3:19
We'll Meet Again Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman 3:18
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn & Arthur Young 3:27
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:28
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:24
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:22
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:25
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 1:35
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 1:34
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 1:36
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:19
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:23
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:15
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 1:38
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:25
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:27
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:27
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:02
We'll Meet Again cover The Cash Stevens 3:22
We'll Meet Again cover and instrumental Mike Jones 4:17
We'll Meet Again instrumental André Rieu 2:13
We'll Meet Again cover Frank Sinatra 3:46
We'll Meet Again cover Anne Murray 6:14
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:26
We'll Meet Again cover Anne Murray 3:43
We'll Meet Again Preservation Hall Jazz Band 6:38
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:20
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:26
We'll Meet Again The Ink Spots 3:17
We'll Meet Again (session take) Frank Sinatra 7:30
We’ll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:00
We’ll Meet Again cover Max Bygraves 3:10
We’ll Meet Again cover G4 3:13
We’ll Meet Again cover Cliff Adams Singers and the Jack Emblow Quartet 1:41
We’ll Meet Again cover and live Clare Snow 2:46
We’ll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:25
We’ll Meet Again The Byrds 2:18
We’ll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:23
We’ll Meet Again Johnny Cash 2:58
We’ll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:22
We’ll Meet Again Perry Como 2:47
We’ll Meet Again Johnny Cash ?:??
We’ll Meet Again Johnny Cash 2:59
We’ll Meet Again The Byrds 2:07
We’ll Meet Again cover The Byrds 2:07
We’ll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:26
We’ll Meet Again Vera Lynn 2:57
We’ll Meet Again (1953 re-recording incl. choir) Vera Lynn 3:01
We’ll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:23
We’ll Meet Again Vera Lynn 3:24
We’ll Meet Again Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman 3:20
We’ll Meet Again cover She & Him 2:33
We’ll Meet Again Kate Smith 2:56
We’ll Meet Again (mono) The Byrds 2:12
We’ll Meet Again (stereo) The Byrds 2:12
When the Lights Go on Again / I'll Pray for You / We'll Meet Again medley Vera Lynn 5:04