The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37963   Message #809919
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
24-Oct-02 - 05:10 AM
Thread Name: Aug 18th, 1941: Lili Marleen
Subject: RE: Aug 18th, 1941: Lili Marleen
Full words of The wedding of Lili Marlene now included. The line "'Twas goodbye to the sweetheart of the nation" continues the suggestion that she was seen as a prostitute.The most likely reason is the the opening line :
"Underneath the lamplight by the barracks gate"
This seems to suggest a 'camp follower' awaiting any man, rather than waiting for one particular partner.