Wenn wir marschieren

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Wenn wir marschieren

Post by von thoma » 13 Mar 2011 19:36

Would like information about this Military March,and to which branch of the Army is associated ?.

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Re: Wenn wir marschieren

Post by Sewer King » 02 Jan 2012 05:38

It remains a popular enough song in its genre to date. Somewhere I have it on vinyl record played by a Bundeswehr band, and there are many renditions on-line and video. From elsewhere here in the Forum: it was an old Imperial German Army marching song from before World War I. But no particular branch of the Army is apparent.

Many seem to remember well the song's use as the main title of the musical score for the film Judgment at Nuremberg (1961).

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Re: Wenn wir marschieren

Post by GregSingh » 19 Nov 2017 10:05

Quite nice 1930 version by tenor August Batzem.

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Re: Wenn wir marschieren

Post by Ivan Ž. » 19 Nov 2017 15:27

GregSingh wrote:Böhmische Volksweise .....
Ha, I've never thought about it, but now that you (they) mention it, it does sound böhmisch :) Many European regions have been credited as the source of the melody though, but the oldest sources (known to me) usually also credited Bohemia.


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Re: Wenn wir marschieren

Post by Kal417 » 24 Sep 2021 01:34

Can anybody write me the lyrics to this song phonetically, I like this song but don’t speak any German so I mispronounce most of it.

I want to sing it like I know the words, pronouncing them correctly without actually learning German (yet)

So a phonetic version of the German lyrics would be great fully appreciated

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