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Lili Marlene by As sung by June tabor

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LILI MARLEEN
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LILLI MARLENE (English)
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GUEST,Azoic 03 Apr 11 - 12:18 PM
Effsee 03 Apr 11 - 12:22 PM
GUEST,Stuart Reed 03 Apr 11 - 03:47 PM
mrdux 04 Apr 11 - 01:04 AM
gnomad 04 Apr 11 - 03:56 AM
GUEST,Azoic 04 Apr 11 - 11:13 AM
Fiolar 05 Apr 11 - 07:53 AM
Joe_F 05 Apr 11 - 06:06 PM
Ron Davies 06 Apr 11 - 11:59 PM
GUEST,Desi C 07 Apr 11 - 09:20 AM
MorwenEdhelwen1 29 May 12 - 07:18 AM
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Subject: Lili Marlene by As sung by June tabor
From: GUEST,Azoic
Date: 03 Apr 11 - 12:18 PM

Has anyone out there heard June tabor sing the song made famous by Marlene diet rich "lili Marlene"?would this be classified as folk music?


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Subject: RE: Lili Marlene by As sung by June tabor
From: Effsee
Date: 03 Apr 11 - 12:22 PM

I've heard the version sung by Dolores Keane! Folky or not, just sublime.


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Subject: RE: Lili Marlene by As sung by June tabor
From: GUEST,Stuart Reed
Date: 03 Apr 11 - 03:47 PM

I've often wondered why this is always sung by women despite the fact that it is written from a man's point of view.


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Subject: RE: Lili Marlene by As sung by June tabor
From: mrdux
Date: 04 Apr 11 - 01:04 AM

June Tabor singing Lili Marlene in both English and German. quite lovely.


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Subject: RE: Lili Marlene by As sung by June tabor
From: gnomad
Date: 04 Apr 11 - 03:56 AM

I didn't know of that recording mrdux, nor even that JT had covered the song. So thanks, all.

I don't want to enter the shit-storm that accompanies any defining of what is or isn't folk, but as a fan of both JT and the song I am not surprised at liking it. Maybe one day I'll get to hear it live, I would like that even better.


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Subject: RE: Lili Marlene by As sung by June tabor
From: GUEST,Azoic
Date: 04 Apr 11 - 11:13 AM

There exists a filmed performance of June tabor singing lili Marlene at the most famous Internet self posted video site.


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Subject: RE: Lili Marlene by As sung by June tabor
From: Fiolar
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 07:53 AM

In my opinion the best version is the original one sung by Lale Anderson in German and recorded in 1939.


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Subject: RE: Lili Marlene by As sung by June tabor
From: Joe_F
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 06:06 PM

Tabor's statement that Hans Leip (who wrote the original words during W.W. I) was Jewish astonished me. I can find no mention of it elsewhere, and I am skeptical.


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Subject: RE: Lili Marlene by As sung by June tabor
From: Ron Davies
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 11:59 PM

Hans Leip Jewish?    Who knows where that absurd idea came from?

Singers seem to want to make their presentation as dramatic as possible, it seems, and don't let facts stand in the way of this.

Among uncounted other arguments Leip was not Jewish, in 1942 Hitler gave Leip the "Kriegsverdienstkreuz" Class 2, for his "steady promotion of the push to the East, since the start of the war". My guess is this is due to the popularity of "Lili Marlen", especially when broadcast from Belgrade.

He was in fact no supporter of Hitler--(though involved in none of the conspiracies against him--), but   there were quite a few non-supporters who were not Jewish.


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Subject: RE: Lili Marlene by As sung by June tabor
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 09:20 AM

Heard it and loved it, beautifully sung. It's Folk for me, if modern war songs are Folk then surely this being fromthe war years must be to


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Subject: RE: Lili Marlene by As sung by June tabor
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 29 May 12 - 07:18 AM

On Lili Marlene: I'm only 18 and this was one of the songs I learned when I had singing lessons. It's one of my favourite songs. Don't care if it's from a male perspective (I love singing songs from male perspectives anyway. One of my other favourite songs is "The Riff Song", from The Desert Song, which is also meant to be sung by men as a group number and basically says "We are the most awesome guerrillas ever! The French have NO chance!") This song, IMO, is one of the best songs about love during wartime.

BTW, I always assumed that L.M. was a camp follower, although not necessarily in the sense most people would think of when they hear the phrase, as well as the narrator's girlfriend. Maybe she followed the camp to be near him.


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