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Lili Marlene

For Lili Marlene, see also Marlene Dietrich: "Legends Of The 20th Century" at Sterling Music 7

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The Official Lili Marleen Page with an number of useful MP3 downloads provided Surely the favourite song of soldiers during World War II, Lili Marleen became the unofficial anthem of the foot soldiers of both forces in the war. Original German lyrics from a poem The Song of a Young Sentry by World War I German soldier, Hans Leip *22.9.1893 in Hamburg, †6.6.1983 in Fruthwilen, near Frauenfeld (Thurgau), Switzerland who wrote these verses before going to the Russian front in 1915, combining the name of his girlfriend, Lili (the daughter of a grocer), with that of a friend's girlfriend or by a wave given to Leip, while he was on sentry duty, by a young nurse named "Marleen" as she disappeared into the evening fog. His poem was later published in a collection of his poetry in 1937. More

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Lili Marlen - sung by Lale Andersen (1910 - 1972), a Danish Caberet artist, the record became World War II best seller from 1939 onwards, when the Yugosalvia-based German Forces' Network used it as a theme song. Later versions in English by Anne Shelton (1928 - 1994) in England and Hildergarde in America further advanced its international appeal.

1. Prelude and Fugue [From The Spitfire] - English Chamber Orc
2. Speech & Siren - Chamberlain
3. There'll Always Be an England - Piccaver, Alfred
4. "I Would Say to the House...Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat..." - Churchill
5. Wish Me Luck (As You Wave Me Goodbye) - Fields, Gracie
6. Adolf - Billy Cotton's Band
7. Lili Marlen in German - Andersen, Lale
8. (We're Gonna Hang Out) The Washing on the Siegfried Line - Askey, Arthur
9. We'll Meet Again - Lynn, Vera
10. "We Shall Go on to the End..." - Churchill
11. London Pride - Coward, NoŽl
12. Run, Rabbit, Run! - Flanagan & Allen
13. Let Us Therefore Brace Ourselves... - Churchill
14. There's Something in the Air - Squadronaires
15. Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer - Shelton, Anne
16. Never in the Field of Human Conflict... - Churchill
17. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Hutch
18. The World Will Sing Again - Driver, Betty
19. El Alamein Speech - Montgomery
20. (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover - Lynn, Vera
21. "We Shall Not Fail or Falter..." - Churchill
22. This Is the Army, Mister Jones - Berlin, Irving
23. American Patrol - Miller, Glenn
24. Say a Prayer for the Boys over There - Durbin, Deanna
25. Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition! - Kyser, Kay
26. D-Day Speech - Eisenhower
27. When They Sound the Last "All Clear" - Thornburn, Billy
28. I'm Going to Get Lit up (When the Lights Go on in London) - Gibbons, Carroll &
29. Shine On, Victory Moon - Bonn, Issy
30. This Is Your Victory... - Churchill
31. The Dambusters March - English Chamber Orc

Songs that Won the War

1. Tu Es Partout - Piaf, Edith
2. La Vien en Rose - Piaf, Edith
3. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) - Andrews Sisters
4. In the Mood - Loss, Joe
5. Lili Marlene (in English) - Andersen, Lale
6. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To - Shore, Dinah
7. Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition! - Kayser, Kay & His O
8. The White Cliffs of Dover - Lynn, Vera
9. String of Pearls - Miller, Glenn [1] &
10. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Shelton, Anne
11. Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning - Berlin, Irving
12. There'll Always Be an England - Burchell, Sidney
13. La Marseillaise - Thill, Georges

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