Hipp, hipp, hurrah! (Die Kraftradschützen, die sind wir...)

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Re: Hipp, hipp, hurrah! (Die Kraftradschützen, die sind wir...)

Post by Auceps » 05 Apr 2020 12:09

Not only, I think they've also changed 'des deutschen Mannes schönste Zier sind Mut und Tapferkeit' to 'des Vaterlandes höchste Zier voll Mut und Tapferkeit' and 'das sind wir' to 'die sind wir'?

Another interesting thing: If the 'MG'-version was recorded after the Infanterie-Regiment 9, which was stationed in Potsdam, then no wonder that the Kraftradschützen stationed in Stahnsdorf, which is nearby, might even heard the original version from their neighbours and made some 'corrections'. Or, maybe, it was the other way around.
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Re: Hipp, hipp, hurrah! (Die Kraftradschützen, die sind wir...)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 05 Apr 2020 16:23

Hello, F. & A.

Yes, those are definitely the lyrics that were used for the Kraftradschützen recording, with some minor changes. Notice also the MGK acronym at the bottom of the page ;) Too bad the refrain isn't there! The printed lyrics pre-date the recording, so it's obvious which version is original (the songbook was originally published in 1936, while the recording was made in 1937). I've updated "our" lyrics on the previous page.

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Ivan

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