Lili Marlene [ Lied eines jungen Wachpostens (Lili Marleen) ]

German

Lied eines jungen Wachpostens (Lili Marleen)

1. Vor der Kaserne
Vor dem grossen 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.
 
2. Unsere beide Schatten
Sah'n wie einer aus
Dass wir so lieb uns hatten
Das sah man gleich daraus
Und alle Leute soll'n es seh'n
Wenn wir bei der Laterne steh'n
Wie einst Lili Marleen.
 
3. Schon rief der Posten,
Sie blasen Zapfenstreich
Das kann drei Tage kosten
Kam'rad, ich komm sogleich
Da sagten wir auf Wiedersehen
Wie gerne wollt ich mit dir geh'n
Mit dir Lili Marleen.
 
4. Deine Schritte kennt sie,
Deinen zieren Gang
Alle Abend brennt sie,
Doch mich vergass sie lang
Und sollte mir ein Leids gescheh'n
Wer wird bei der Laterne stehen
Mit dir Lili Marleen?
 
5. Aus dem stillen Raume,
Aus der Erde Grund
Hebt mich wie im Traume
Dein verliebter Mund
Wenn sich die späten Nebel drehn
Werd' ich bei der Laterne steh'n
Wie einst Lili Marleen.
 
Last edited by Sciera on Wed, 21/09/2016 - 10:24
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English translation

Lili Marlene

Right next to the barracks by the main gate
there stood a lantern and stands there up to date
We're going to meet there again
Next to the lantern we will remain
Like then, Lili Marlene
Like then, Lili Marlene
 
Our casted shadows appearing as one
and the love we had, clear to everyone
and to all people that was quite plain
when by the lantern we were stayin'
Like then, Lili Marlene
Like then, Lili Marlene
 
Already says the sentry, lights-out's being called
that can cost you three days, comrad let's not get stalled
We said goodnight right there and then
How I would love be with you again
With you, Lili Marlene
With you, Lili Marlene
 
It knows your nice walking, as you come along
every night it's burning, but it forgot me long
And if it comes and I'll be slain
Who by the lantern will be coming then
With you, Lili Marlene
With you, Lili Marlene
 
Off the lands of silence, off the earthly ground
in a dream it lifts me, your kiss leaves me astound
When the mist of night swirls into reign
There by the lantern I will be again
Like then, Lili Marlene
Like then, Lili Marlene
 
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Submitted by evfokas on Fri, 28/10/2011 - 10:37
Last edited by evfokas on Wed, 31/07/2013 - 21:35
Author's comments:

This is a rhymed translation you can sing along. Chords

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Lonja     February 26th, 2013
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What a great piece! Well done. Thank you so much

evfokas     March 3rd, 2013

Thank you too for your appreciation

Nptden     October 31st, 2016

My grand-Father was in WWI; Father WWII; me Vietnam. We ALL love this song! The words transcend whatever side you were on!