Lili Marlene: Marlene Dietrich

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 Marlene

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 good-night
My Lili of the lamplight, My own Lili Marlene

Orders came for sailing somewhere over there
All confined to barracks was 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 Marlene

Resting in a billet just behind the line
Even tho’ we’re parted your lips are close to mine
You wait where that lantern softly gleams
Your sweet face seems to haunt my dreams
My Lili of the lamplight, My own Lili Marlene

When we are marching in the mud and cold,
And when my pack seems more than I can hold
My love for you renews my might, I’m warm again, My pack is light
It’s you, Lili Marlene. It’s you Lili Marlene

Marlene Dietrich 1901-92

Lili Marlene

Cover of "Marlene"

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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