Cross of Iron (1977) soundtrack

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Cross of Iron (1977) soundtrack

Post by Wilfried Abenaschon » 23 Jan 2003 00:14

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Hello everybody!

At the start of a movie Cross of Iron with James Coburn there is a song hummed by some children...

Could anybody give me its title?

Willab :)

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Re: Looking for the title of a song

Post by Ostmark » 26 Jan 2003 00:44

It's actually an old German children's song so to say called "Hänschen klein". It has nothing to do with WW2.

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Post by Wilfried Abenaschon » 26 Jan 2003 14:43

Hi!
Thank you very much for this answer!...
But in this movie, it seems that there is a mixture of two songs... What could be the second one (instrumental)?
Hope to get an answer on this difficult one...
Willab

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Post by Ostmark » 26 Jan 2003 16:52

I hounestly have no idea what the other song/march is called. But it doesnt sound very prussian to me.. sounds more American. But i could be wrong.

Why, do you want the song?

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Post by Schafer » 29 Jan 2003 02:51

'Hänschen klein' (Little John) was written by Franz Wiedemann during the 19th century. It's a folk song relating to 'Little John', a young boy, going out alone into the great wide world.

The full lyrics can be viewed on the following website:

http://ingeb.org/Lieder/Hanschen.html

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Song at the start of CROSS OF IRON

Post by WHITTMAN » 03 Nov 2003 17:49

I dont know if anyone can help me i need to find the name of the song at the start of CROSS OF IRON,any help would be great

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Post by USAF1986 » 04 Nov 2003 06:18

If I recall correctly, the opening music of "Cross of Iron" is a combination of a German children's song (name unknown to me) and “Horst-Wessel-Lied” [There's no "Horst-Wessel-Lied" in this movie. I. Ž.]

Edit: the name of the children’s song in the opening music is “Hänschen klein.” Here are the lyrics and melody:

http://mbild.de/Kinderlieder/Die_Lieder ... klein.html

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Post by Soldat84 » 05 Nov 2003 01:20

Wow, thanks for the Hänschen klein info. I just saw Cross of Iron and was about to ask that too. But do you know where I can find a Real Audio or MP3 file of it? And a translation of the song, I want to know what those little kids are singing.

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Post by USAF1986 » 05 Nov 2003 01:48

Here you go, an English translation of “Hänschen klein":

http://ingeb.org/Lieder/Hanschen.html

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Post by Soldat84 » 05 Nov 2003 01:53

Okay, so it's about a traveller who returns home after journeying. But what does this have to do with the movie? Was it taught to Hitler Jugend kids (since 'Hans' from the song can be a good analogy of a soldier) or was it just because it was a German's children song (it was written in the 19th century)? Or a bit of both?

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Post by Rolf-Gunter Kolb » 15 Sep 2004 00:18

Another of the songs sang in this movie is:

"Im Feldquartier auf hartem Stein" which is the one the platoon starts singing as another soldier plays it on Steiners harmonica.

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Help! Songs from "Cross of Iron"

Post by G. Trifkovic » 10 Nov 2004 03:57

Hi everybody,two questions about two songs from the great Peckinpahs´s war movie:

1.What´s the name of the title song/march and especially
2. the name of the song they sing in the bunker when celebrating lt. Meier´s birthday (not the birthday song,but the other one,at the very end of the scene) ?

Cheers,

Gaius

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Question about Cross of Iron

Post by Christian W. » 15 Nov 2004 23:30

What is the name of that song on the beginning of the movie? :? I didnt undrestand a word but Im sure I have heard it somewhere before.. :|

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Re: Question about Cross of Iron

Post by kobold » 16 Nov 2004 01:09

Christian W. wrote:What is the name of that song on the beginning of the movie? :? I didnt undrestand a word but Im sure I have heard it somewhere before.. :|
http://ingeb.org/Lieder/Hanschen.html

look there - someone else posted this link some time ago -sorry i can't remember who it was.

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Re: Help! Songs from "Cross of Iron"

Post by c_hoff82 » 12 May 2005 16:36

G. Trifkovic wrote: 1.What´s the name of the title song/march and especially
2. the name of the song they sing in the bunker when celebrating lt. Meier´s birthday (not the birthday song,but the other one,at the very end of the scene) ?
I dont remember wich song they are singing on his birthday. I havent seen it for a long time eventhough I have a copy among my other movies.

These songs features the soundtrack of the movie:

1. Steiner's Theme
2. Main Title
3. Mikael
4. Steiner's Report
5. Captain Stransky
6. Mikael's Death
7. The Terrace
8. Memories And Hallucinations
9. Eva
10. Return To The Front
11. I Hate All Officers
12. The Bridge House
13. The Massacre Ernest Gold
14. Last Confrontation
15. Finale And End Credits

Do any of you have the main song?

C. Hoff

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