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NAZI GERMANY

1933-1945

Erika

On the heath, there blooms a little flower

and it's called : Erika.

Eagerly a hundred thousand little bees,

swarm around, Erika.

For her heart is full of sweetness,

a tender scent escapes her blossom-gown.

On the heath, there blooms a little flower

and it's called : Erika.

 

Back at home, there lives a little maiden

and she's called : Erika.

That girl is my faithful little darling

and my joy, Erika!

When the heather blooms in a reddish purple,

I sing her this song in greeting.

On the heath, there blooms a little flower

and it's called : Erika.

 

In my room, there also blooms a little flower

and it's called : Erika.

Already In the grey of dawn, as it does at dusk,

It looks at me, Erika!

And it is as if it spoke aloud:

"Are you thinking of your fiancée?"

Back at home, a maiden weeps for you

and she's called : Erika.

Published in 1938 by the publishing firm Louis Oertel in Großburgwedel.