Allow me to share with you:
A song that I grew up with… a song I’ve known since I can remember – the sound will always bring back many wonderful memories of music played in the house I had the privilege to grow up in, with a father who can, according to me, outsing the best of them.
Here my rendition in an English/German combo-arrangement:
Thanks liewe Whoopsiemaaikietjie (Wipneus)
vir die moeite en tyd wat jy daarin gesit het.
Só baie dankbaar!! xx
Facts about the Song:
Lili Marlene is a German love song, first recorded by Lale Andersen in 1939
The words were written in 1915 during WW I by Hans Leip (1893–1983),
a school teacher from Hamburg
It was set to music by Norbert Schultze in 1938
The song has been translated into more than 48 languages…
and soon to be recorded in Afrikaans, (jipjip, my aangenome, stief skoontaal)
Why?… you may ask?
Want ek kan
More about Lili Marlene and the whole intruiging story here…
(click on the picture below)