Friday, October 28, 2011

Marlene Dietrich Lili Marleen

In front of the barracks,
In front of the main gate,
Stood a lamppost,
If it still stands out front,
So will we see each other there again,
By the lamppost we'll stand,
As before, Lili Marleen.(Vor der Kaserne,
Vor dem gro├čen Tor,
Stand eine Laterne,
Und steht sie noch davor,
So woll'n wir uns da wieder seh'n,
Bei der Laterne wollen wir steh'n,
Wie einst, Lili Marleen.)Its popularity quickly grew. Soldiers stationed around the Mediterranean, including both German Afrika Korps and British Eighth Army troops, regularly tuned in to hear it. Erwin Rommel, commander of the Afrika Korps, admired the song and asked Radio Belgrade to incorporate it into their broadcasts, which they did.Many Allied soldiers made a point of listening to it at the end of the day.
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First recording of Lili Marlen, 2 August 1939, Electrola Studio, Berlin.The oldest label shows that the original song title was first called "Song of a Young Sentry".

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