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‘Til We Meet Again…one of my father’s favorite songs from World War I

Pop says, "And here is a song from the First World War that still lives in my memory as one of the most beautiful pieces of music that I know." Folks ask what kind of music we play during our Sunday musical open houses. This is one of the pieces...and I agree with my Pop that it's one of the most beautiful pieces of music I know. --JGR

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'TIL WE MEET AGAIN
Copyright 1918, lyric by Raymond B. Logan. Music by Richard A. Whiting

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THERE'S A SONG IN THE LAND OF THE LILY,

EACH SWEETHEART HAS HEARD WITH A SIGH

OVER HIGH GARDEN WALLS, THIS SWEET ECHO FALLS

AS A SOLDIER BOY WHISPERS "GOODBYE."

CHORUS

SMILE THE WHILE YOU KISS ME SAD ADIEU,

WHEN THE CLOUDS ROLL BY I'LL COME TO YOU

THEN THE SKIES WILL SEEM MORE BLUE

DOWN IN LOVER'S LANE, MY DEARIE

WEDDING BELLS WILL RING SO MERRILY,

EVERY TEAR WILL BE A MEMORY

SO WAIT AND PRAY EACH NIGHT FOR ME

'TILL WE MEET AGAIN!

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THO' GOODBYE MEANS THE BIRTH OF A TEARDROP,

HELLO MEANS THE BIRTH OF A SMILE

AND THE SMILE WILL ERASE THE TEAR BLIGHTED TRACE

WHEN WE MEET IN THE AFTER - A - WHILE!

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  1. wonderful... really .. old song lifts ones souls as u listen to it.

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