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Post  English Crusader on Fri 2 Jan 2009 - 8:48

A FRIEND INDEED shows Deanna Durbin promoting the American Red Cross.



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Post  English Crusader on Sat 17 Apr 2010 - 8:01

Below are the lyrics to the famous old song to which Deanna Durbin refers called Roses Of Picardy, written by British officer Frederick E. Weatherley (music by Haydn Wood) in 1916. An instant popular favourite and performed widely, a film of the same name - and based around WW1 - was produced in 1927. The song was invariably sung by British soldiers who had left behind a sweetheart when they enlisted (or were conscripted) for the Front in France and Flanders. However the song was written by Weatherley after he had conceived an affection for a French widow while receiving protection at her home in France.


ROSES OF PICARDY

She is watching by the poplars
Colinette with the sea blue eyes
She is watching and longing and waiting
Where the long white roadway lies
And a song stirs in the silence
As the wind in the boughs above
She listens and starts and trembles
'Tis the first little song of love

Roses are shining in Picardy
In the hush of the silver dew
Roses are flowering in Picardy
But there's never a rose like you
And the roses will die with the summer time
And our roads may be far apart
But there's one rose that dies not in Picardy
'Tis the rose that I keep in my heart

And the years fly on forever
Til the shadows veil their sighs
But he loves to hold her little hand
And look in her sea blue eyes
And he sees the rose by the poplars
Where they met in the bygone years
For the first little song of the roses
Is the last little song she hears

She is watching by the poplars
Colinette with the sea blue eyes
She is watching and longing and waiting
Where the long white roadway lies
And a song stirs in the silence
As the wind in the boughs above
She listens and starts and trembles
'Tis the first little song of love




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