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Thread #20451 Message #4008450
Posted By: GUEST,Andy_M
11-Sep-19 - 09:06 PM
Thread Name: The Lorelei vs. Tomorrow Belongs to Me
Subject: RE: The Lorelei vs. Tomorrow Belongs to Me
It is maybe ironic that "Die Lorelei" was itself originally written as a tongue in cheek parody on the type of popular songs with a nationalist slant that were being composed in large numbers in Heine's day. Later generations failed to notice the irony and the song thus ended up becoming the type of song it was parodying. Silcher's tune (which Heine didn't approve of) doesn't help in this respect.
Maybe "Tomorrow belongs to us" is in danger of similarly turning into what it was composed to warn against?