08 May 2008

Brocante - The War Magazine

'Lilli Marlene'

Underneath the lantern by the barrack gate,
Darling I remember the way you used to wait;
'Twas there that you whispered tenderly,
That you lov'd me, you'd always be,
My Lilli of the lamplight,
My own Lilli Marlene.

Time would come for roll call time for us to part
Darling I'd carress you and press you to my heart.
And there 'neath that far off lantern light
I'd hold you tight we'd kiss goodnight,
My Lillie of the lamplight,
My own Lilli Marlene.

Orders came for sailing somewhere over there,
All confined to barracks was more than I could bear;
I knew you were waiting in the street,
I heard your feet, but could not meet,
My Lillie of the lamplight,
My own Lilli Marlene.

Resting in a billet just behind the line
Even tho' we're parted your lips are close to mine,
You wait where that lantern softly gleams
Your sweet face seems to haunt my dreams,
My Lillie of the lamplight,
My own Lilli Marlene.

Hans Leip and Norbert Shultz and Tommie Connor

To hear Marlene Dietrich singing Lilli Marlene please click on the link. And if you love Lilli Marlene you'll not want to miss Chuckeroon's beautiful photo and hommage on Richmond Daily Photo last February.


  1. Anonymous08 May, 2008

    I made it this morning to look at your post and then I am off for a lung test.

    I hope to be finished with all tests and back to normal by the 12th or soon thereafter.

    Your photograph is really nice, as usual.

  2. Really moving, Jilly. Perfect. Thank you.

  3. I find this era of music very sad and

  4. Anonymous08 May, 2008

    I love Marlene. Have lots of her music. Great post.

  5. Very intersting photo, the lyrics were the perfect compliment to it! I enjoyed the music too. I agree with you, Jules!

  6. ....I think you saw my Lilli Marlene of several weeks back? One of my favourite songs for as long as I can remember.

  7. "Louis", being an avid reader of the history of la deuxième guerre modiale would have enjoyed finding these magazines. The cover about the Warsaw uprising caught "Louis's" eye. That was a particularly brutal repression in Warsaw.

    "Louis la Vache"


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