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Thread #4601   Message #25129
Posted By: Ferrara
04-Apr-98 - 03:26 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Wedding of Lili Marlene
Subject: Wedding of Lili Marlene
Shortly after WW II, my folks had a 78 RPM recording of this song. I remember (part of) one verse, wonder if there's any more. The part I remember goes like this:

There were tears in the crowded congregation,
There were hearts that had loved her all in vain
'Twas goodbye to the sweetheart of a nation
At the wedding of Lili Marlene.

(I think there should be another bit here.) As she knelt where the candle lights were gleaming,
It seemed the choir sang soft and low
"Farewell, sweet angel of the lamplight,
"We've always loved you so"

Down the aisle came the bride in all her glory
To the tune of her own sweet love refrain
'Twas the end of a very lovely story
At the wedding of Lili Marlene.

... Silly stuff, really, but I loved it dearly when I was about seven years old, and would love to have the whole thing or know where it came from. - Ferrara