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100 thoughts on “Marlene Dietrich – Where have all the flowers gone (subtitulos en español)

  1. The joy of youtube is knowing others are being moved by a rare performance like this, it's the first time I've seen it, and was in floods of tears…

  2. Marlene, a beautiful performance, but too bad you didn't give credit to the Cossacks who supplied the lyrics to the first 3 verses (Seeger lifted the lyrics from the folksong "Tovchu, tovchu mak") and the Russian folk who supplied the melody ("Koloda Duda") and Joe Hickerson who wrote the last 2 verses, and added the repeat of the first.  Marlene is unable to issue this correction, so I will have to. On behalf of the folk artists and neglected artists everywhere!

  3. beutifull song against wars interpretation full of sensibility and sweet  all people listen and receive from music emotion marlene give his better in these concertr london 1972

  4. I really have to say that Poppy Malone has a seriously perverse interpretation of the word hilarious. Perhaps a reading of the lyrics may stop the flagrant stupidity of  her remark….

  5. the following year I saw her sing this on her theatre tour and met her , the most wonderful memory and she spoke so graciously to a 16 year old boy and signed my brochure simply `Dietrich`. The utter rubbish written by the scornful was just that her week long theatre performances were magical and no the lights were not dim. I saw her twice in 1973 and four times in 1975 during a 2 week season at Wimbledon. Favourite songs amongst so many `WHITE GRASS`, PLEASE VIEW THIS , and `when the world was young` & `BOOMERANG BABY`
     

  6. Besides getting over how utterly amazing Ms. Deitrich looks (for those who don't know, the dress she's wearing was specially made – 'constructed,' is more apt –  for her, and she was the one who referred Marilyn Monroe to the same dress maker, for her amazing dress she wore at MSG to sing 'Happy Birthday' to President Kennedy), the song, and it's lyrics are more relevant now than in the past few decades.

    This is a woman who not only watched WW2, but, was in it – supporting the troops.

    She saw the toll it took on everyone.

    In the past decade (since Bush-era), the slow, steady march towards a jingoistic, militaristic society – with endless video games, movies, and much more – all 'hypnotising' – lulling – people into a false sense of 'gung-ho-ism.'

    The ultimate price is, as Ms.Dietrich sang; Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

  7. Wonderful how such an elegant and glamorous performer can come down to earth and do a moving folk song.

  8. What an incredible performance.  Marlene Dietrich, having see the horrors of war up close, really knew what this song was about.  Other singers may have better voices but no one puts the feeling into this song like Dietrich.  The line 'gone to graveyards everyone went" is heartbreaking.

  9. Sadly my friend…. Never!!… The politicians have way too much to lose in allowing it!
     This lady had a class that today's generation of light weight entertainers couldn't even begin to understand!

  10. Full of emotion! forget the voice, the face, the lifting, etc etc etc…
    The drama she portrayed is simply AMAZING and UNIQUE.

  11. Absolutely extraordinaire! Pure emotion, pure feelings, not a great voice but the way she sing this song is perfect. Touch my heart deeply.

    Where have all the soldiers gone, long time passing?
    Where have all the soldiers gone, long time ago?
    Where have all the soldiers gone?
    Gone to graveyards, everyone.
    Oh, when will they ever learn?
    Oh, when will they ever learn?

  12. A truly beautiful song sung by the amazing Marlene. She sang this way back at the grand theatre Wolverhampton it was the most wonderful experience. She was amazing you just knew you were in the presence of greatness. The audience were shouting for more even after she had left the theatre I will always remember that night

  13. There is something so haunting about this performance; something that can never be reproduced. Look at her eyes. Now close your own for a moment, look away from your screen, and see the darkness: You still see her. Her presence is burnt into your purview bereft of neither malice nor contempt, but judgment; making us feel almost compelled to reply as she sings each question, and yet most of us reading this weren't even alive when she sang this. That, my friends, is charisma.

  14. pude saber de esta mujer por tv en Argentina , es admirable y quedé muy sorprendida , Ojalá existiesen personas como eya

  15. Elegancia y buen gusto. Qué placer poder disfrutar del arte de esta gran mujer eterna en el recuerdo. Gracias por subir esta genial actuación.

  16. I completely agree with the other comments saying that Dietrich has made this song heartbreakingly powerful as a sublimely effective scream of outrage about the eternal costs of war, and that no one ever seems to learn the lessons of it. Having lived through the second world war both as a USO entertainer near the front lines and as a secret courier for the US government, she has seen much of the horror first hand and only someone who has experienced it can possibly convey it as vividly as she does through this song. Deitrich's recordings of this song should be preserved for future generations as a lesson to be learned before it is too late. This must rank as one of the most profound anti-war songs in history.

  17. she was soooooooo beautiful! I miss her so much! but she was getting old and had to go to live with our savior! I will see her when I get there! I will never forget you marlene!

  18. Es ist die dichteste Interpretation, welche von Marlene Dietrich je vorgetragen wurde.
    Es lebe Marlene Dietrich, Patriotin und Pazifistin in einer Person!
    Wir brauchen viele Menschen mit ihrer Einstellung zu Freundschaft und Gradlinigkeit!

  19. Canzone bellissima ma tristissima interpretata in maniera magistrale! Marlene era una donna carismatica. Non sapeva cantare ma sapeva interpretare un certo tipo di canzoni con quella sua voce particolare! Una grande interprete!

  20. As a little boy my Grandmother would sing this & I never understood it . Now that I know what it means when I listen I start to cry . Such a sad song …

  21. along with Dietrich s astonishing performance, this may be the greatest protest song blending both love and pacificism, it s the yell, the protest of lovers against the war and war makers

  22. Не успели затихнуть звуки прекрасного голоса, женщины – иконы, как в мире возникло очередное чудовище – военный преступник, карлик и, очень опасное создание…

  23. My God! What can one say? Just stunning! Not a singer. Not a song, but an indictment. What a talent! Where have all the Dietrichs gone? Long, long, long time passing.

  24. She entertained the troops during WWII, often within sight of enemy lines. She saw with her own eyes the horrors and wastes of war, more than most politicians and armchair warhawks ever will. When she sings this, you get the anger and outrage and sadness that such things keep happening. Not to dump on those who have served and sacrificed….I salute you….and sometimes you have no choice….but we should always be working for a world with no war. But still…What a woman! We will never see the likes again. A true icon for the ages.

  25. UNA LETRA ANTIBELICISTA Y PRECIOSA Y PROFUNDA LETRA. CANTADA POR ESTA EXTRAORDINARIA ARTISTA QUE NOS LLENO DE LÁGRIMAS LOS OJOS Y EL SENTIMIENTO, AL OÍRLA INTERPRETARLA. GRANDE MARLENE DIETRICH. NO SE NECESITA UNA GRAN VOZ, TAN Solo Un Gran corazón.

  26. She sang with absolute conviction… and, of course, class… So calm a singing yet with so much force and quiet emotion and wisdom and sophistication.

  27. THE BEST EVER REMEMBERING SONG OF ALL TIMES! SHE WAS THE GREATEST INTERPRETER SINGER EVER! SUCH AN INCREDIBLE SONG WITH TEARS AND STRUGGLE AGAINST EVERY WAR FOR HISTORY! NO WAY! SO MUCH DEAD MEN AND GRAVEYARDS, NO WORDS FOR THIS. BRAVO! MERCI BEAUCOUP FOR THIS INCREDIBLE SONG FOR PEACE. Emmanuel from Paris France

  28. AN INCOMPARABLE AND INCREDIBLE SONG AGAINST WARS, THUMBS UP FOR EVER NO WAY! BRAVO FOR THIS HISTORICAL MOMENT, SHE HAD IT NO WAY, SHE HAD IT AND SHE SUNG IT TO THE FACE OF THE WORLD AT HER TIME, SHE DID IT. THANKS TO MARLENE DIETRICH Emmanuel Viala from Paris France

  29. It's strange shes not a strong singer nor a really talented vocalist yet she can push huge energy into each word that gives me goosebumps as the song grows the emotion flows out of her it's one of the most powerful musical performances I've ever witnessed ?

  30. I say let’s have economic sanctions against Iran, then when they are weak we should bomb the fuck out of them because they don’t kiss up to American imperialism!

    Oh and by the way, fuck the petroleum industrial complex!

  31. Гениальная певица,а песня по моему переделана из русской. Речь идёт о погибших солдатах !

  32. I love this rendition from Marlene, soft gentle then angry and back again, it's a tour de force, beautiful. Compared with the black and white film at the royal variety performance, it is different but says as much. The Royal variety show performance was strong and challenging in her delivery and in the way she looked at the audience, as if to say to all the powerful rich, When will you ever learn.

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