World War: Song Switch

Until last week, the approved new war song for German soldiers in World War II was the German Navy's song of World War I. We're Sailing Against England, music by Composer Herms Niel, words by the late Poet Hermann Loens (killed at Rheims, 1914). Words:

Today a song we'll sing,

We'll drink the cool sweet wine And let our glasses clink

For orders came to part.

(Chorus) Give me your hand, your dear white hand,

Farewell, my sweetest love, Farewell, for we sail, farewell for we sail,

For we sail 'gainst England.

Our flag, see it wave from...

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