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