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We'll Meet Again (Uren)

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We'll Meet Again (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Emma Uren 2020
No hands required!

1-8: "We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when, but I know we'll meet again some sunny day"
1s set advancing, moving into middle of set while 2s step up into 1st place
1s ¾ gypsy turn to end 1L between 2s, 1M between 3s
1s pass LS into half diagonal reel of four with 2nd corners, ending in 2nd place on opposite sides

9-16: "Keep smiling through, just like you always do, till the blue skies chase those dark clouds far away"
1M and 1L each dance ½ fig of 8 to their right (1M up, 1L down) around 3rd corner position to 2nd place own side
All chase anticlockwise halfway
1s finish by curling into place to face 4th corner positions

17-24: "And 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"
1s set to 4th corner position, then 1st corner position
1s finish by curling out to end 1L at top, 1M at base between these corners
1s petronella to opposite sides
1s retire (1 bar) and advance while supporting couples advance and retire

25-32: "We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when, but I know we'll meet again some sunny day"
1s pass LS into half diagonal reel of four with 3rd corner positions, ending 1M at top facing down, 1L at the bottom facing up
1s set advancing and ¾ gypsy turn into 2nd place own sides

Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Emma Uren from We'll Meet Again (Uren) video on Youtube.

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This dance, We'll Meet Again, was devised by Emma Uren in 2020 (during the Coved pandemic) to accompany the wartime classic song by the same name in honour of everybody in a difficult situation, and the late great Vera Lynn.

You might be stuck in quarantine, missing your friends and your Scottish Country Dance club, but just remember: we'll meet again!

(Dance information from We'll Meet Again video on Youtube.

"We'll Meet Again" is a 1939 British song made famous by singer Vera Lynn with music and lyrics composed and written by English songwriters Ross Parker and Hughie Charles.

The song was published by Michael Ross Limited, whose directors included Louis Carris, Ross Parker and Norman Keen. Keen, an English pianist also collaborated with Parker and Hughie Charles on "We'll Meet Again" and many other songs published by the company, including "There'll Always Be an England" and "I'm In Love For The Last Time".

The song, "We'll Meet Again", is one of the most famous of the Second World War era, and resonated with soldiers going off to fight as well as their families and sweethearts.

The song also gave its name to the 1943 musical film We'll Meet Again in which Vera Lynn played the lead role.

Dame Vera Margaret Lynn CH DBE OStJ (1917 – 2020) was an English singer, songwriter and entertainer whose musical recordings and performances were very popular during the Second World War.

She was widely referred to as the "Forces' Sweetheart" and gave outdoor concerts for the troops in Egypt, India and Burma during the war as part of Entertainments National Service Association.

The songs most associated with her are "We'll Meet Again", "The White Cliffs of Dover", "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and "There'll Always Be an England".

We'll Meet Again, Vera Lynn - Information Video

Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn, 1962

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