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Thread #27684   Message #588407
Posted By: Joe Offer
08-Nov-01 - 02:12 PM
Thread Name: Chords Req: Lili Marlene in German and English
Subject: ADD: Lili Marlene Walks Away (Caddick)
This page (click) had partial lyrics to several Bill Caddick songs. This one is pretty ragged. Can anybody fill in the blanks?
-Joe Offer-


Lili Marlene Walks Away
(Bill Caddick)

Joseph is the ? song just selling souvenirs in the war
Outside a bombed out church where no one wants to worship anymore
Beneath the houses and rueing flats
When men and children chants like celebrats
They give our thresher is their say
Lili change the legspulls on her nylons and prepares to walk away
Lili Marlene walks away
Jesus is the old woman begging on the corner on the street
Where the little children sell themselves to anyone they like to meet
A piece of chokolade ?
A candybar ? little ?
Our father ? down in ?
Lili combs her hair looks on her party dress and turns to walk away
Maria is the virgin of the madress in a backroom upperstairs
? comming queues at night in the ? between her legs and upper breast
A pack of cigarettes buys in the sex
A ? board ?
Our father ? down in ?
Lili checks the lipestick gives the greatest smile and turns to walk away
Out to buy the milk to feed his baby growing thinner everyday
The quicker to come ? along the lonely alley way
A gets ? death of night
Communion underneath the broken light
I keep them come to us today
Lili smooths the stockings in a state of brace and slowly walks away

February 12, 2008
Debra Cowan just came out with a recording of this song, which will be on her yet-to-be-released CD. Here's what I hear on her recording.


Lili Marlene Walks Away
(Bill Caddick)

Joseph is the legless soldier selling souvenirs of the war
Outside a bombed-out church where no one wants to worship anymore.
Beneath the houses and ruined flats
Women and children crouch like cellar rats.
"Give us our daily bread," they pray.
Lili paints her nails, puts on her nylons, and prepares to walk away;
Lili Marlene walks away.

Jesus is the old woman begging on the corner on the street
Where the little children sell themselves to anyone for a bite to eat.
A piece of chocolate or chewing gum,
A candy bar or any little crumb;
"Our Father, where art Thou?" they pray.
Lili combs her hair, puts on her party dress, and turns to walk away;
Lili Marlene walks away.

Maria is the virgin on the mattress in a back room up the stairs
Disciples come in queues at night and kneel between her legs and offer prayers.
A pack of cigarettes buys innocence;
A jar of coffee for the sacraments;
"Forgive our trespasses," they pray.
Lili checks her lipstick, gives her brightest smile, and quickly walks away.
Lili Marlene walks away.

Out to buy the milk to feed his baby growing in her every day,
A quick encounter on a dustbin lid along a lonely alleyway
Against a barrack wall in dead of night,
Communion underneath the broken light;
"Thy kingdom come to us," they pray.
Lili smoothes her stockings in a state of grace and slowly walks away.
Lili Marlene walks away.
Lili Marlene walks away.
Lili Marlene walks away.



Nice recording, Deb!
-Joe Offer-