The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116602   Message #2504845
Posted By: Ian
01-Dec-08 - 09:09 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Lili Marleen
Subject: RE: Origins: Lili Marleen
Memory advises me that this song was discussed on BBC radio 2s Folk on 2. It was suggested that the tune originated from an South African dutch imigrant song (Tramp across the velt) which may in turn be a recycle of a dutch folk tune.