The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #83904   Message #1545141
Posted By: alanabit
18-Aug-05 - 05:09 PM
Thread Name: happy? - Aug 18 (Vor der Kaserne)
Subject: RE: happy? - Aug 18 (Vor der Kaserne)
That second one is really funny - in a crass sort of way. Reading it, I realise how the myth about the song (that Lili Marlene was a prostitute) probably came about. It's a witty, but cruel parody and it is possible that some folks heard it first and assumed that was the original. It sounds as if it was written by Americans, with a smattering of German, just after the war. That would fit the obvious references to black marketeering.