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Thread #116602   Message #2509892
Posted By: Susanne (skw)
07-Dec-08 - 10:01 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Lili Marleen
Subject: RE: Origins: Lili Marleen
I don't think that story about Marlé at all likely. That he knew her well may have suggested the name to Leip, but the song is not doing the girls down in any way and was certainly not understood as being about ladies of the night, but about a soldier's romance. The only explanation I've ever heard (as Leip's own) is the one that he was in love with two girls and therefore included them both in the song.