Till We Meet Again (1918 song)

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"Till We Meet Again"
Cover of "Till We Meet Again", 1918
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Raymond B. Egan
Published 1918
Language English
A 1919 performance of Till We Meet Again by the Nicholas Orlandos Orchestra

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"Till We Meet Again" is an American popular song. The music was written by Richard A. Whiting, the lyrics by Raymond B. Egan in 1918. Written during the Great War, the song tells of the parting of a soldier and his sweetheart. The title comes from the final line of the chorus:

Smile the while you kiss me sad adieu,
When the clouds roll by I'll come to you,
Then the skies will see more blue,
Down in lovers 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.

As Whiting's daughter Margaret tells it, the song was intended for a 1918 contest at a Detroit theater. Dissatisfied with the result, Whiting threw the manuscript in the trash. His secretary retrieved it and showed it to their boss, publisher Jerome Remick, who submitted it in the contest, where it won top honors.

This song has been commonly used as the anthem of Huddersfield Town FC since the early 20's but with the following lyrics:- SMILE AWHILE

There’s a team that is dear to its followers, They play in the bright blue and white, They’re a team of renown, they’re the pride of the town, And the game of football is their delight, So all the while upon the field of play, Thousands gladly cheer them on their way, Often you can hear them say, Who can beat the Town today? Then the bells will ring so merrily, Every goal will be a memory, So Town play up and bring the cup, Back to Huddersfield.

In 1919, it was the number 1 song of the year as recorded by Henry Burr and Albert Campbell.

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