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Thread #83904   Message #1544741
Posted By: Abby Sale
18-Aug-05 - 08:30 AM
Thread Name: happy? - Aug 18 (Vor der Kaserne)
Subject: happy? - Aug 18 (Vor der Kaserne)
"Lili Marleen," one of the most played, translated, recorded songs of the last century was first aired at 9:55 pm, August 18, 1941 as the last song of Radio Belgrade's daily radio show for soldiers.
[thanx Wolfgang of Mudcat]

        1. Vor der Kaserne
        Vor dem großen Tor
        Stand eine Laterne
        Und steht sie noch davor
        So woll'n wir uns da wieder seh'n
        Bei der Laterne wollen wir steh'n
        |: Wie einst Lili Marleen. :|

        Poem: Hans Leip (1893-1983) in 1915
        Tune: Norbert Schultze, 1938-2002

                Underneath the lantern,
                By the barrack gate
                Darling I remember
                The way you used to wait
                T'was there that you whispered tenderly,
                That you loved me,
                You'd always be,
                My Lilli of the Lamplight,
                My own Lilli Marlene

                English words by Tommie Connor, 1944

                The British 8th Army in Africa soon turned it into "D-Day Dodgers" which we all sing June 6.

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