Das Lied der Fallschirmjäger (Rot scheint die Sonne...)

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Das Lied der Fallschirmjäger (Rot scheint die Sonne...)

Post by FRANCY RITTER » 11 Dec 2007 10:02

Hello dear Ivan :) ...

The German pratroops song "Das Lied der Fallschirmjäger" .
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 11 Dec 2007 12:07

Hey, FR, always good to "see" you! :wink:

Thanks for posting.

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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 11 Dec 2007 17:23

It's a pleasure my dear "old" friend :D :wink:

Ciao

Francesco.. :)

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Name of this (maybe fallschirmjäger) song?

Post by predattak » 11 May 2022 23:20




I stumbled upon it when i watched this documentary, i can't understand the words to at least have chance in finding it and also i don't know German language so twice as hard.


The song starts from 54:06 and ends around 54:49

It sounds like a recorded march instead of a studio recording so i think it's one of the songs used in marches or something like that.

Any idea about what song it could be?

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Re: Name of this (maybe fallschirmjäger) song?

Post by Ivan Ž. » 12 May 2022 00:40

Hello, predattak

It is the German paratroopers' anthem (I've merged your post with the thread dealing with the song in question).

The video contains only a short excerpt from the first strophe, played twice.

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Re: Name of this (maybe fallschirmjäger) song?

Post by predattak » 12 May 2022 01:19

Thank you.
I searched the web for it but because it sounds very different with music and when professional singers are singing it AND i know very little German i kept missing it :))

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Re: Das Lied der Fallschirmjäger (Rot scheint die Sonne...)

Post by hannibal2 » 17 May 2022 05:20

It's indeed the very powerful Fallschirmjägerlied with the booming refrain, "In die Maschinen, in die Maschinen! Kamerad, da gibt es kein Zurück!" ("To the machines, to the machines! Comrade, there's no turning back!"). You'll find several renderings of it on Youtube.

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Re: Das Lied der Fallschirmjäger (Rot scheint die Sonne...)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 17 May 2022 11:23

As you can see in the lyrics, the beginning of the refrain changes after each strophe: there's "In die Maschinen, in die Maschinen" (the take-off), "Schnell wird gelandet, schnell wird gelandet" (the landing) and "An die Gewehre, an die Gewehre" (the fighting). It's an exceptionally composed air force song, which perfectly simulates, with its melody, paratroopers going into action: at first there's peaceful and almost idyllic departure and flying, with a dose of anxiety and uncertainty (the strophes melody), which is followed by action/attack (the refrain melody).

Another German air force piece which equally well simulates the feeling of flying (into battle) is Schultze's "Marsch der Seeflieger" (the intro).

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