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The White Cliffs of Dover

[words Nat Burton, music Walter Kent arr. Gay Woods]

Gay Woods sang The White Cliffs of Dover in 2000 on Steeleye Span’s CD Bedlam Born. She noted:

For Vera Lynn, the RAF, the North Yorkshire sheep farmers, anti G.M. crop activists, the homeless and those who didn’t make it to see the beautiful white cliffs of Dover.


Steeleys Span sing The White Cliffs of Dover

There’ll always be an England
While there’s a country lane
Wherever there’s a cottage small,
Beside a field of golden grain.

Chorus (repeated after each verse):
There’ll be blue birds over
The white cliffs of Dover
Tomorrow, just you wait and see

There’ll be peace ever after
Love and laughter,
Tomorrow, when the world is free

The shepherd will tend his sheep,
The valley will bloom again,
And Jimmy will have a home
To go to sleep in again.