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According to last month's Songfacts quiz a British artist named Vera Lynn was the first to top the US charts. She did so in 1952. Is this the same Vera Lynn that Pink Floyd was singing about on The Wall with the line

"Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn

Remember how we said we would meet again

some sunny day"


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Yes, its the same woman.

Vera Lynn was at her most popular in Britain during the1940s, and became something of a pin-up girl for British troops during World War 2. Her most famous song was "The White Cliffs of Dover", which was a huge war-time success for her. Its the lyrics of this song that Pink Floyd refer to..

They'll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover

Tomorrow, just you wait and see

They'll be peace and laughter, and love ever after

Tomorrow, when the world is free.

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OOPS! Sorry... my mistake! :googly: :googly: I got the wrong song.

Its Vera Lynn's other big war time hit that Pink Floyd refer to.

Its called "We'll meet again"..

We'll meet again

Don't know where, don't know when

But I know we'll meet again some sunny day

It was especially popular with people who had loved ones away in the army.

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