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Thread #4601 Message #25183
Posted By: Susan of DT
05-Apr-98 - 11:39 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Wedding of Lili Marlene
Subject: RE: Wedding of Lili Marlene
Murray- The song dates back to WWI; it was a poem with a known author (unfortunately no longer known by me). The German, and later the Allied troops picked it up in the early days of WWII. The Brit government was upset about their troops singing a German song, so they commissioned sanitized words, and sponsored a recording (not Marlene, but some guy whose name I've also forgotten)to circulate the authorized PC version.