WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE (Pete Seeger)
Sag mir wo die Blumen sind dt. Text: Max Colpet
(c) Sanga Music Inc


Marlene Dietrich took this wonderful song from 1962 on often into her repertoire of stage-performances, which were famous for their unique and touching character. The melody and the English lyrics "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" have been created by Pete Seeger in 1955, who said that he based it on an Ukrainian folk-song. Later he was infact very fond of the German translation by Max Colpet and considered it even more expressive and heartfelt concerning both its anti-war message and the musical character.

I have also been extremely impressed by these words and their meaning especially in relation to the still sheerly never ending scenes of militant violence in our days. Meanwhile their presence has apparently become a widely accepted part of entertainment or better infotainment-business, which seems to be neither questioned by the audience nor the public in general anymore.

Again, though its brand-new design, this air has become a protest-tune, a true anti-war song and also a very personal lament.

Well, then ...?

  

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE (Pete Seeger)
Sag mir wo die Blumen sind dt. Text: Max Colpet
(c) Sanga Music Inc


Marlene Dietrich took this wonderful song from 1962 on often into her repertoire of stage-performances, which were famous for their unique and touching character. The melody and the English lyrics "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" have been created by Pete Seeger in 1955, who said that he based it on an Ukrainian folk-song. Later he was infact very fond of the German translation by Max Colpet and considered it even more expressive and heartfelt concerning both its anti-war message and the musical character.

I have also been extremely impressed by these words and their meaning especially in relation to the still sheerly never ending scenes of militant violence in our days. Meanwhile their presence has apparently become a widely accepted part of entertainment or better infotainment-business, which seems to be neither questioned by the audience nor the public in general anymore.

Again, though its brand-new design, this air has become a protest-tune, a true anti-war song and also a very personal lament.

Well, then ...?