VE Day: Vera Lynn’s 'We’ll Meet Again' lyrics in full

7 May 2020, 10:00 | Updated: 8 May 2020, 11:33

Dame Vera Lynn
Dame Vera Lynn's popular song has become the soundtrack of VE day. Picture: Getty/Pexels

By Giorgina Ramazzotti

To mark VE Day - and our togetherness in the face of coronavirus - we bring you the all of the words and lyrics to Dame Vera Lynn's classic 'We'll Meet Again' so you can join in on the singalong at home.

To celebrate 75 years since Victory in Europe Day, the nation is being encouraged to take to the streets to sing Dame Vera Lynn's 'We'll Meet Again'.

VE Day 2020: When is it and why are we celebrating it?

On May 8 at 9pm the Queen is due to give a speech to the nation to mark VE Day and straight afterwards the UK will take to their doorsteps to sing the World War II anthem - so what are the important lyrics we need to know?

The nationwide singalong comes after Her Majesty addressed the nation's battle with COVID-19 on April 5 and quoted lyrics from the famous song.

The Story Of...'We'll Meet Again' by Vera Lynn

At the end of her speech she said: "We will be with our friends again, we will be with our families again, we will meet again."

What are the lyrics to 'We'll Meet Again' by Vera Lynn?

We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again some sunny day

Keep smiling through
Just like you always do
'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away

So will you please say hello
To the folks that I know
Tell them I won't be long
They'll be happy to know
That as you saw me go
I was singing this song

We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again some sunny dayWe'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again some sunny day

Keep smiling through
Just like you always do
'Til the blue skies
Drive the dark clouds far away

So will you please say hello
To the folks that I know
Tell them it won't be long
They'll be happy to know
That as you saw me go
I was singin' this song

We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again some sunny day

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What's the meaning of We'll Meet Again's lyrics?

The song is one of the most famous of the Second World War era.

Written at the beginning of the war, it resonated with soldiers going off to fight, as well as their families and sweethearts back home.

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Her recording of this song perfectly captured the mood of the British nation at the time, as the UK took on its battle for survival during the Blitz and beyond.

Lynn later recalled in 2009 to Saga Magazine: "I always tried to choose cheerful songs, that soldiers missing their wives and sweethearts could relate to.

"We weren't psychologists, but we understood that it was important to express the right meaning, and we put a lot of effort into getting the songs right."