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Thread #20451   Message #213122
Posted By: GUEST,johntm
17-Apr-00 - 11:50 AM
Thread Name: The Lorelei vs. Tomorrow Belongs to Me
Subject: RE: The Lorelei
Susanne: I have a recording of the LP maybe even the LP somewhere and I looked for that song on it and could not find it either. That is why I thought it was written for the movie or at least included in it only. It was very effective in the movie and is in the current Broadway show. I never saw the original on stage. In any case, a friend told me years ago that he was whistling that tune at home once and a parent I believe told him to stop because it was some Nazi song. I kind of liked the idea of the song having the same tune as the Lorelei, especially as Heine wrote the most popular version of that poem. The irony of a Nazi song deriving at least in part from a piece written by a banned Jewish author seem to fit so much of what happened in Germany back then. Not to mention the danger hidden in the song of the Lorelei.