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Thread #83904   Message #1544840
Posted By: GUEST,Joe_F
18-Aug-05 - 10:16 AM
Thread Name: happy? - Aug 18 (Vor der Kaserne)
Subject: RE: happy? - Aug 18 (Vor der Kaserne)
The Germans had their fun with it too:

Ueber dem Polarkreis / ist es bitter kalt, / da gibt es kein Maedchen, / nur Sumpf und Moor und Wald. / Drum wolln wir wieder heim ins Reich, / zu Fuss, per Bahn, das is uns gleich -- / zu dir, Lili Marleen.

And the Americans:

Down by the bahnhoff, / American soldat / Zie haben cigaretten / and a beaucoup chocolat. / Das is prima, das ist gut / A zwanzig Mark for fumph minute. / Vie fiehl, Lili Marleen?

These are from a Teutonically thoro article on the song in _Der Spiegel_, 19 Jan. 1981. I have wished for a long time to go over it with someone who knows more German than I do.

--- Joe Fineman

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