0863 Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart – Vera Lynn (1952)

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Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart.

This German song was written by Eberhard Storch in 1950. It was orginally titled Auf Wiedersehen, Auf Wiedersechen. It was first recorded by Rudi Schuricke. English lyrics were written by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons in 1952. It was recorded by Vera Lynn and relesed as a single. The B-side was From The Time You Say Goodbye (The Parting Song). It reached number one on the Billboard chart, the first song recorded by a foreign artist to do so. It reached number ten in the UK singles chart. The song is used in the 1967 movie How I Won The War starring John Lennon.

0859 We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn (1939)

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Vera Lynn.

This song was written by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles in 1939 . It was first recorded by Vera Lynn and released as a single with Later On on the B-side. The song has also been recorded by Frank Sinatra, The Byrds, and The Turtles among others. John Lennon sang part of the song during an interview with Bob Harris in 1975.

0850 Goodnight, Children, Everywhere – Ambrose And His Orchestra (1940)

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Goodnight, Children, Everywhere.

This song was written by Gabriel Rogers and Harry Phillips and was recorded by Ambrose And His Orchestra in 1940. Vera Lynn sang the lead vocals. It was released as a single with In A 18th Century Drawing Room on the the B-side. The song has also ben recorded by Harry Roy And His Band.The end of The Beatles’ 1968 song Good Night paraphrases the song’s title.

Now Hear This : Good Night – The Beatles (1968)