MUSICAL MANUSCRIPT autograph signed "Norbert Schultze", Lili Marleen, 1938-1948; 2 pages oblong in-8 of cardboard music paper (13.5 x 17.5 cm) with 10 lines (folded, a little soiled and stained);in German.
Manuscript of his mythical song LiliMarleen. It was at the
request of the singer Lale Andersen that Schultze set to music in 1938 the poem Lied eines jungen Wachtpostens written in 1915 by the soldier Hans Leip (1893-1983); Lili Marleen was first a commercial failure, before becoming a worldwide success during the war, taken up in 1944 by Marlene Dietrich who renamed her Lili Marlene
Under the title Lili Marleen, and the name of the lyricist "(Hans Leip 1915)", Norbert Schultze wrote the melody (12 bars) of the song, Moderato, with the lyrics of the five verses: "Vor der Kaserne, vor dem großen Tor"; he signed and dated it at the top: "Norbert Schultze 1938
On the back, in 1948, Schultze inscribed this dedication: "Für meinen Freund Gilbert Johnson und seine reizende Frau Liselotte zur Erinnerung an den Braunschweiger Heimatkomponisten Norbert Schultze. Braunschweig, 22.II.48".