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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby rciron on Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:04 am

Special version by a lovely lady, would add a touch of class on matchdays :crest:
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby Eggchaser on Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:46 am

Wonderful idea :thup:
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby mushy on Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:23 pm

WestHamByTheSea wrote:
Beautiful stuff that Mushy... just thanked the fella who uploaded it and then realised it was you, so thanks again! ;-)


Really glad you enjoyed it.
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby notanuvloss! on Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:52 pm

Ageing

No. My uncle's name was John
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby ageing hammer on Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:56 pm

notanuvloss! wrote:Ageing

No. My uncle's name was John


Cheers mate, the man I spoke to dated her back then but said he gave her the elbow after a while because she wore braces on her teeth and it turned him off a bit.

He joked that he thinks he made a big mistake. He was a lovely old man and only started talking to me when he spotted me drinking coffee in my West ham mug. :)
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby cockney hammer on Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:47 pm

Number 38 Ladysmith Avenue was the childhood home of Dame Vera Lynn. She was born a few streets away in Thackeray Road but the family moved to Ladysmith Avenue when she was 4.
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby leveller on Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:24 pm

I'd like to see it played, the full version:
I'm dreaming dreams,
I'm scheming schemes,
I'm building castles high...

I can't believe we leave that bit out when we sing it, it really is like the song was written for West Ham. For me the best versions of the song are both Vera Lynn's and the Rejects'. They're both trying to do something quite different musically so I appreciate both versions equally but in their own way.
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby OnePaulHilton on Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:59 pm

Any more feedback on this UTJ or JBB?

Thanks
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:01 pm

cockney hammer wrote:Number 38 Ladysmith Avenue was the childhood home of Dame Vera Lynn. She was born a few streets away in Thackeray Road but the family moved to Ladysmith Avenue when she was 4.



look whose back !
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby Up the Junction on Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:03 pm

OnePaulHilton wrote:Any more feedback on this UTJ or JBB?

Last I heard the club were planning to run with it this weekend, OPH.
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby OnePaulHilton on Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:12 pm

Thanks :thup:
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby Al the Airborne Dog on Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:37 pm

No way that I can check this out now but my Nan who was brought up in Canning Town (nan was born 1899 and died 1989) always used to tell me that she used to baby sit Vera Lynn.
I just wished that I had paid more attention to her and got some more details from her, in her later years she could remember stuff that happened 60 years ago but couldn't tell you what she had just eaten for breakfast.
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby johnnyb on Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:45 pm

I'm getting a bit like your nan. I can picture many goals scored by West Ham as far back as 1958 but have trouble remembering last night's dinner.
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby uptonspark on Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:42 pm

Love the idea of playing the Dame Vera version in celebration of her century. The St Brides version is my fave of them all and we've had it played at a couple of mates funerals. In my opinion, if you watch a few of the old clips on the internet bubbles sounds a lot better when we sang it a bit slower. It winds me up that we seemed to have changed the words from "nearly reach the sky" to "they reach the sky" even saw it on a t-shirt in the club shop!
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby Al the Airborne Dog on Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:21 am

johnnyb wrote:I'm getting a bit like your nan. I can picture many goals scored by West Ham as far back as 1958 but have trouble remembering last night's dinner.

Ha ha I'm getting to be the same mate, I can remember games from the late 60's and early 70's in detail but a game last week has faded away.
My favourite 'Nan story' was when the family were hop picking in Kent during the summer of 1940. The Battle of Britain was going on above them while they were picking hops. Then a plane was shot down and a parachute opened up above them. It was presumed it was a German coming down and a lot of the women wanted to hunt the pilot down and kick the **** out of him. My Auntie Emmie was keen to take part but my Nan told her in no uncertain terms to stay where she was and carry on picking hops and earn more money!!!
Very different times then :)
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby DaveWHU1964 on Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:07 am

cockney hammer wrote:Number 38 Ladysmith Avenue was the childhood home of Dame Vera Lynn. She was born a few streets away in Thackeray Road but the family moved to Ladysmith Avenue when she was 4.

Nice seeing you post again Steve. :thup:
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby mushy on Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:11 am

One Cockney Hammer, there's only one Cockney Hammer.

I'm dreaming dreams,
I'm scheming schemes,
I'm building castles high.
They're born anew,
Their days are few,
Just like a sweet butterfly.
And as the daylight is dawning,
They come again in the morning.
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby notanuvloss! on Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:01 pm

A tribute to her life and her 100th birthday is on BBC2 at 9.00 tonight

Btw, did they play her version at the game today?
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby johnnyb on Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:05 pm

notanuvloss! wrote:A tribute to her life and her 100th birthday is on BBC2 at 9.00 tonight

Btw, did they play her version at the game today?


They couldn't even get that right. Only played about half of it (which was beautiful btw) before they put that stupid pre-match dirge on.
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Re: Vera Lynn

Postby Captain Slaphead on Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:14 pm

johnnyb wrote:They couldn't even get that right. Only played about half of it (which was beautiful btw) before they put that stupid pre-match dirge on.


Agreed - WTF was that about, playing it at 2.45, & then reverting to type. Piss-poor effort by whoever took that decision
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