As a poignant little fräulein of a song, German-born Lilli Marlene had Axis and Allied troops alike seething and sighing over her during World War II.
Underneath the lantern, by the barrack
gate, Darling, I remember the way you used
to wait . . .
My Lilli of the lamplight, My own Lilli Marlene*
Last week, Lilli was making news again in England, and, with Victor, Columbia, Decca et al. catching up fast, she was about to do likewise in the U.S. Leading Britain's hit parade for the sixth week was a simple little ditty bringing the story up to date. Lyricist Tommie (Under the Spreading...