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Lyr/Tune Req: Horst Wessel Lied

29 Jun 97 - 01:20 AM
Joe Offer 29 Jun 97 - 01:38 AM
F.schulte-Noelle 23 Jul 97 - 08:31 AM
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Subject: Horst Wessel tune & lyrics
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Date: 29 Jun 97 - 01:20 AM

Looking for the 1930's tune & lyrics to the "Horst Wessel Song" in German and/or English.


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Subject: ADD: Horst Wessel Lied / Die Fahne Hoch
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jun 97 - 01:38 AM

I almost hate to post something like this, especially for somebody who did not post his name. I have to admit it has historical interest. If you want the tune, check either Web site listed below:

Horst Wessel Lied / Die Fahne Hoch
http://vancouver.planeteer.com/~mike/Lieder/diefahne.html

Die Fahne hoch
Die Reihen fest geschlossen
S.A. marschiert
Mit ruhig festem Schritt
|: Kam'raden die Rotfront
Und Reaktion erschossen
Marschier'n im Geist
In unsern Reihen mit :|

Die Straße frei
Den braunen Batallionen
Die Straße frei
Dem Sturmabteilungsmann
|: Es schau'n auf's Hakenkreutz
Voll Hoffnung schon Millionen
Der Tag für Freiheit
Und für Brot bricht an :|

Zum letzten Mal
wird nun Appell geblasen
Zum Kampfe steh'n
wir alle schon bereit
|: Bald flattern Hitler-fahnen
Über allen Straßen
Die Knechtschaft dauert
Nur mehr kurze Zeit :|

Die Fahne hoch
Die Reihen fest geschlossen
S.A. marschiert
Mit ruhig festem Schritt
|: Kam'raden die Rotfront
Und Reaktion erschossen
Marschier'n im Geist
In unsern Reihen mit :|


(literal English translation)
http://www.brainlink.com/~Anesi/horstw.htm

Flag high, ranks closed,
The S.A. marches with silent solid steps.
Comrades shot by the red front and reaction
march in spirit with us in our ranks.

The street free for the brown battalions,
The street free for the Storm Troopers.
Millions, full of hope, look up at the swastika;
The day breaks for freedom and for bread.

For the last time the call will now be blown;
For the struggle now we all stand ready.
Soon will fly Hitler-flags over every street;
Slavery will last only a short time longer.

Flag high, ranks closed,
The S.A. marches with silent solid steps.
Comrades shot by the red front and reaction
march in spirit with us in our ranks.


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Subject: RE: Horst Wessel tune & lyrics
From: F.schulte-Noelle
Date: 23 Jul 97 - 08:31 AM

Thank you for your reluctancy, Joe... On one hand you are right, it is of historical interest; furthermore it is interesting to see and read this text and it´s genuine literary quality of a loo graffito and the subtlety of a Sherman tank. Showing the lyrics is also showing how and at what level the minds of the III. Reich worked.

On the other hand, as a German, it gives me the creeps to find this song under "Folk music"...


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