GUTER MOND DU GEHST SO STILLE

Latest update on 28/05/2018

Artist: Erich Schröter
Author: Karl Englin
Label: Odeon
Year: 1923

Means Good Moon You Are So Quiet. It was first popularised on radio by Berliner military musician Adolf Becker, nicknamed Adolf mit dem Paukenschlag (1870-1918).

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.

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