The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20451 Message #2836881
Posted By: MGM·Lion
12-Feb-10 - 04:40 AM
Thread Name: The Lorelei vs. Tomorrow Belongs to Me
Subject: RE: The Lorelei
Just to clarify - the song does appear in the stage show, sung by waiters in the KitKat club. In the film version, it is far more foregrounded, sung by a beautiful boy in a roadhouse, whose swastika armband only gradually comes into shot; the members of the audience join in one by one till all [except one disgruntled old man, obviously meant to be a veteran of the previous war] are joining in with 'Sieg~Heil' salutes. As they are driven away, Cliff says sarcastically to his German friend "Still think you can control them?"
Re the main topic of this thread: tune is not all that dissimilar to Die Lorelei, but by no means identical.