The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37963   Message #531777
Posted By: Amos
20-Aug-01 - 11:08 AM
Thread Name: Aug 18th, 1941: Lili Marleen
Subject: RE: Aug 18th, 1941: Lili Marleen
It is the tune that makes Lili Marlene magic. Steinbeck's comments may have seemed unassailable at the time, when the consciousness of the war was so deeply alive in everyone's attention. But the tune, with its peculiar intervals and tempo, is, for some reason I have never identified, one of those that just captures the mind. Once known, it cannot be forgotten.