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A pair of Silver Wings
Michael Carr and Eric Maschwitz

It was just a simple love affair,

Two people met, they learnt to care,

And found themselves in heaven!

To you perhaps this story isn't new,

To me it's all my wildest dreams come true!

Although they say he's just a crazy sorta guy,

To me he means a million other things,

For he's the one who taught this happy heart of mine to fly,

He wears a pair of silver wings!

Although it's pretty tough, the job he has to do,

I wouldn't have him change it for a king.

An ordinary fellow in a uniform of blue,

He wears a pair of silver wings!

I'm so full of pride when we go walking,

Every time he's home on leave.

He with his wings on his tunic,

Me with my heart on my sleeve!

But when we're far apart and I am all alone,

I sometimes wonder what tomorrow brings,

For he's the crazy guy who taught my happy heart to fly,

He wears a pair of silver wings!

A song performed by Francis Day - thought to be about her fiancé P/O. Samuel Graham Johnson DFC. Killed on the 20th January 1944 whilst flying Stirling III LJ455 H4-C along with all of his eight other crew members.

Loss of Samuel Johnson and LJ455.

Francis and Samuel

KTY 08.06.2017

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