"Tomorrow Belongs To Me" as written by Fred Ebb, John Kander, Fred Ebb and John Kander....
The sun on the meadow is summery warm
The stag in the forest runs free
But gather together to greet the storm
Tomorrow belongs to me

The branch of the linden is leafy and green
The Rhine gives its gold to the sea
But somewhere a glory awaits unseen
Tomorrow belongs to me

The babe in his cradle is closing his eyes
The blossom embraces the bee
But soon, says a whisper
"Arise, arise, tomorrow belongs

To me!"

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"Tomorrow Belongs to Me" as written by John Kander Fred Ebb


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    My Interpretation"Tomorrow Belongs to Me" is an old and quite gentle German folk song that celebrates youths' coming of age. It was adapted for the Broadway musical "Cabaret.".

    This adaptation gives a powerful suggestion of the corruption of classical German Culture by the Nazi Regime. The song so played begins as a pastoral melody; but develops into a strident march, as the verses progress

    I've never seen the point illustrated so poignantly. This could be a powerful teaching tool.

    Glendale CA
    DEC1711on March 15, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI adore the phonograph version I wish I'd seen it live. I think it's the most powerful. None of this climbing up ladders business...
    lizawithazon October 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe scene in the film version is set in a roadside cafe and the Hitler Youth come in to encourage people to join the party by singing this very rousing, patriotic song. When you see the reaction of the crowd, you can understand how Nazi Germany grew.
    laserlady7on June 13, 2008   Link

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