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Joe_F do songwriters' personal lives matter? (94* d) RE: do songwriters' personal lives matter? 07 Dec 18


Hans Leip, who wrote the words to "Lili Marlene" (mostly during W.W. I), was not a Nazi, but survived the war in Germany. Norbert Schulze, who fitted it with the music we all know, was an actual member of the party and wrote songs to encourage the troops in eastern Europe. I do not hesitate in the least to sing the song -- even the German, which is far more poetic than any of the English versions I have heard. It would be a pity to do without it.


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