Have a jolly good VE Day sing-a-long

Friday's 75th anniversary of VE Day will no doubt bring back many memories for people of a certain age and we've teamed up with wartime tribute act Jo Lancaster to bring you some music from the 1940s.

Jo (pictured) will be performing a 'Jolly Good VE Day Knees-Up' for an hour from 3pm on Friday, which you will be able to enjoy on our Facebook pages, as we capture the sounds of the celebrations from the era. 

Jo has a passion for the music of the 1940s and you will be able to take a sentimental journey with her as she captures the essence of the era. She'll be bringing the 40s sweethearts of Vera Lynn, The Andrews Sisters and Gracie Fields together into one nostalgic and reminiscent experience. 

To get you in the mood before that, Jo has recorded some tracks exclusively for this project which you can sing-a-long to from home. Enjoy! 

We'll Meet Again 

Sing along... 

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 those dark clouds far away

And I will just say hello
To the folks that I know
Tell them you won't be long
They'll be happy to know
That as I saw you go
You were singing this song

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

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 those dark clouds far away

So won't you just 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 singing this song

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

Sentimental Journey 

Sing along... 

Gonna make a sentimental journey
Gonna set my heart at ease
Gonna take a sentimental journey
To renew old memories

Got my bag, got my reservation
Spent each dime I could afford
Like a child in wild anticipation
Long to hear that all aboard

Seven, that's the time we leave, at seven
I'll be waitin' up in heaven
Countin' every mile of railroad track
That takes me back

Never has my heart been so yearny
Why did I decide to roam
Gotta take a sentimental journey
Sentimental journey home

Sentimental journey

A Nightingale Sang in Berkely Square

Sing along...

That certain night
The night we met
There was magic abroad in the air
There were angels dining at the Ritz
And a nightingale sang in Berkeley square

I may be wrong I may be right
But I'm perfectly willing to swear
That as you turned and smiled at me
A nightingale sang in Berkeley square

The moon that lingered over London town
Poor puzzled moon he wore a frown
How could he know we two were so in love
The whole damned world seemed upside down

The streets of town were paved with stars
It was such a romantic affair
And as we kissed and said goodnight
A nightingale sang in Berkeley square

When dawn came stealing up
All gold and blue
To interrupt our rendez-vous
I still remember how you smiled and said
Was that a dream or was that true?

Our homeward step was just as light
As the dancing feet of Astaire
And like an echo far away
A nightingale sang in Berkeley square
I know because I was there 
That night in Berkeley square 

I'll Be Seeing You

Sing along...

I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places
That my heart of mine embraces all day through
In that small cafe, the park across the way
The children's carousel, the chestnut tree, the wishing well

I'll be seeing you in every lovely summer's day
In everything that's light and gay
I'll always think of you that way
You'll find me in the morning sun

And when the night is new
I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you

I'll be seeing you in every lovely summer's day
In everything that's bright and gay
I'll always think of you that way
You'll find me in the morning sun

And when the night is through
I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you

Fly the flag with us this VE Day

Quest Media Network Ltd has teamed up with TASC - the Tameside Armed Forces Community - to deliver a unique programme of events across our online and on air platforms to mark this year’s 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Find out more about what you can expect here

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