GUTER MOND DU GEHST SO STILLE

Latest update on 02/04/2002

Artist: Adolf Becker
Author: Karl Englin
Year: 1910

Means Good Moon You Are So Quiet. Berliner nicknamed him 'Adolf mit dem Paukenschlag'. During WW I he sang Lieder as this one for his military comrades. He was the first Militärmusiker to broadcast and record.

Covers:

1933:

Comedian Harmonists [shortly before they were muted (see footnote)]

1956:

Selvera's [as Lieve Maan, true to the original lyrics]

1972:

Heintje [idem]

1972:

Louis Neefs [as Margrietje (De Rozen Zullen Bloeien)]

2000:

Raymond Van het Groenewoud [on Louis Neefs 20 Jaar Later]

Considering his chart history, Ach Margrietje was Louis Neefs' biggest hit, also in Holland where his version was challenged by every granny's darling Heintje. This 'Sängerknabe' was not even the first Dutchman with a version: in the mid fifties female duo De Selvera's cut a song called Lieve Maan, an almost literal translation of a German song by a cappella sensation The Comedian Harmonists. There's a film about their tragic career: they used to be more popular than The Beatles in their heydays, but had to struggle for survival after Hitler's take-over. Half of the line-up was Jewish.

Contact


If you noticed blunt omissions, mis-interpretations or even out-and-out errors, please let us know by contacting us:

Arnold Rypens
Rozenlaan 65
B-2840 Reet (Rumst)

info@originals.be

No Facebook No Twitter