Lili Marlene

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Lili Marlene by Vera Lynn

Lili Marlene was written in 1915. it’s one of the world war 2 classical songs, sung by soldiers, through the imagination of returning home.


Lyrics

Underneath the lantern
By the barrack gate
Darling I remember
The way you used to wait
‘Twas there that you whispered tenderly
That you loved me
You’d always be
My Lili of the lamplight, My own Lili Marleen

Time would come for roll call
Time for us to part
Darling, I’d caress 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 Lili of the lamplight, My own Lili Marleen

Orders came for sailing
Somewhere over there
All confined to barracks
‘Twas more than I could bear
I knew you were waiting in the street
I heard your feet
But could not meet
My Lili of the lamplight, My own Lili Marleen

Resting in our billet
Just behind the line
Even though we’re parted
Your lips are close to mine
You wait where that lantern softly gleamed
Your sweet face seems
To haunt my dreams
Ma Lili of the lamplight, My own Lili Marleen
Ma Lili of the lamplight, My own Lili Marleen


Post Script

In the song Famous Blue Raincoat, Leonard Cohen mentions Lili Marlene.

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