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Horst Wessel Sheet Music, Need Help

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    Default Horst Wessel Sheet Music, Need Help

    Anyone ever seen sheet music from the Third Reich? Picked this “Horst Wessel Song” up over the weekend at an antique swap meet. Don’t know if I over paid ($20), but I never seen sheet music before, I know it existed but it’s a first for me.

    Any help on the rarity / commonalty would be appreciated.


    Thank in advance,

    Richard

    Horst-Wessel-Lied - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    This song was extremely popular in the Third Reich era. ( Today, a standard 'Top 40'
    piece of sheet music is about $6 or $8 ) You shoud be able to get the translated
    lyrics from Wikipedia as well. The illustration on the front is taken directly from
    a period photo of Horst Wessel.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Hello Richard, I had this exact sheet music from Ehrler and Company of Leipzig some good many years ago. There were endless versions issued and sold of the Horst Wessel, but This one has great graphics and is very highly sought after in particular. I had mine framed and it displayed very dramatically. I sold my copy for somewhere in the $200 range and keep in mind that this was probably closer to 20 years ago or so. You paid 20 bucks? Let's just say the seller was totally ignorant of what he had and you walked away with a very good deal!

    Btw...the lyrics and tune are Still banned and illegal in Germany and Austria.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Richard

    William beat me to it, looks like it would display very well. $20? All day long! Search the song, it actually sounds catchy. I don't know what the lyrics say, before someone get mad at me for liking the song. LOL Great find!

    Green

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    A nice piece of history you got there!

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    The song lyrics From your link thought I would post them .... Very cool item..And welcome to the forum.

    Eric


    Flag high, ranks closed,
    The S.A. marches with silent solid steps.
    Comrades shot by the red front and reaction
    march in spirit with us in our ranks.
    The street free for the brown battalions,
    The street free for the Storm Troopers.
    Millions, full of hope, look up at the swastika;
    The day breaks for freedom and for bread.

    For the last time the call will now be blown;
    For the struggle now we all stand ready.
    Soon will fly Hitler-flags over every street;
    Slavery will last only a short time longer.



    Flag high, ranks closed,
    The S.A. marches with silent solid steps.
    Comrades shot by the red front and reaction
    march in spirit with us in our ranks.



    German original
    Die Fahne hoch! Die Reihen fest geschlossen!SA marschiert mit ruhig, festem Schritt.Kam'raden, die Rotfront und Reaktion erschossen,Marschier'n im Geist in unser'n Reihen mit.Die Straße frei den braunen Batallionen.Die Straße frei dem Sturmabteilungsmann!Es schau'n aufs Hakenkreuz voll Hoffnung schon Millionen.Der Tag für Freiheit und für Brot bricht an!Zum letzten Mal wird Sturmalarm geblasen!Zum Kampfe steh'n wir alle schon bereit!Bald flattern Hitlerfahnen über allen Straßen.Die Knechtschaft dauert nur noch kurze Zeit!Die Fahne hoch! Die Reihen fest geschlossen!SA marschiert mit ruhig-festem Schritt.Kameraden, die Rotfront und Reaktion erschossen,Marschieren im Geist in unseren Reihen mit
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    Gentlemen,

    Thank you for your replies.

    I will get it framed and post after.

    Richard

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    the condition of that example seems to be pretty remarkable.

    and yeah. it's catchy.

    just don't get caught whistling it on the U-Bahn.

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    I love how they took "a few liberties" with the original photo....Take a look at the sheet music pic and compare it to the original...And Who could that shadowy figure be behind the flag bearer.....could it be......der Fuhrer.....? Hmm..? Funny...he didn't seem to be in the original.. lol Name:  Horst Wessel.jpg
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    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Finally received it back from the framer, here’s what it looks like framed.


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