[Dixielandjazz] poignant songs

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Sat, 24 Aug 2002 13:40:02 EDT

In a message dated 22/08/02 13:38:14 GMT Daylight Time, RAHBerry@aol.com 

<< I've been trying to remember a World War II-era song called something like 
 "My Sister," about sisters separated by the war. >>

I think the song you are looking for is `My Sister and I`

My sister and I recall the thrill 
of an old Dutch river
By an old Dutch mill
My sister and I recall the day
 something something
And sailed away
 something something de dah de dah
But we don`t talk about that

Even this truncated bit may not be accurate. It was a long time ago, just 
after the Germans had bombed Rotterdam and occupied Holland. I must have been 
about 9 or 10. England had many refugees from the Continent at that time but 
we have always had a sort of fellow feeling for the Dutch in particular and 
this song touched a response and was quite popular for a short period.