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Thread #20451   Message #212743
Posted By: GUEST,johntm
16-Apr-00 - 04:03 PM
Thread Name: The Lorelei vs. Tomorrow Belongs to Me
Subject: The Lorelei
I just saw Cabaret last night and was struck again by the the song "The Future Belongs to Us" that the Nazis sing at the end of act one. The tune sounds exactly like the tune of "The Lorelei", the song and poem about sailors lured to their deaths on the Rhine River. Is it? Is there a message there about the deadly allure of Nazism? Does anyone know anything about the song "The Future Belongs to Us"? I have listened to recordings of the original Broadway version of Cabaret and that song does not seem to be in, if memory serves me right, but it is in the movie version with Lisa Minelli. Am I right about that? If yes, anybody know why it was not in the original show?