Hell Let Loose German Song: What Song Is It?

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Hell Let Loose German Song: What Song Is It?

Hell Let Loose is a war game that allows us to take on the role of an American or German soldier. Since this is a FPS game in which two teams compete to achieve victory, at the end of a match, we will hear a song that differs based on the nationality of our characters. So what is the Hell Let Loose German song that we can listen to when we win a game and our character is a German soldier? In this article, we will provide you with all the necessary information so that you do not have any doubts and can try to listen to the song whenever you want.


What is the Hell Let Loose German Song?

The quick and simple answer to this question is: Erika, originally published in 1938 by the Carl Louis Oertel publishing firm and composed by Herms Niel. But let's delve deeper into the history of this song, its use, and its creation. Erika is a marching song, which means that it was used by the German army (especially during the Nazi Germany period) to show off their army.

After its publication in 1938, the year in which Hitler decided to invade Austria, it immediately became very popular among citizens, especially during the Nazi Parties, which were held in practically all German cities in those years. In fact, according to some testimonies, it seems that it was the most popular marching song of the Second World War (although there are no in-depth sources to support this thesis, so we advise you to take this information with a pinch of salt).

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But what are the origins of this song? In Germany, Erika is used both as a female name and as the translation of the word heather, meaning a plant. In reality, apart from the name and its composer, not much is known about this song. Many say that the precise year of origin could be 1930, even if there is no data that can confirm this. As we said previously, we only have the certainty that it was actually published in 1938, but whether it was composed eight years earlier, we cannot know for sure.

This is everything we know about the Hell Let Loose German song that you have the opportunity to listen to once you win a game. We all know the historical period, so having more in-depth evidence is not so simple, also because many of them were lost due to the war. In any case, we still have the lyrics to the song, which we report in full below.

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Hell Let Loose German Song Lyrics

German Version

Auf der Heide blüht ein kleines Blümelein
und das heißt Erika.
Heiß von hunderttausend kleinen Bienelein
wird umschwärmt Erika.
Denn ihr Herz ist voller Süßigkeit,
zarter Duft entströmt dem Blütenkleid.
Auf der Heide blüht ein kleines Blümelein
und das heißt  Erika.

In der Heimat wohnt ein kleines Mägdelein
und das heißt Erika.
Dieses Mädel ist mein treues Schätzelein
und mein Glück, Erika.
Wenn das Heidekraut rot-lila blüht,
singe ich zum Gruß ihr dieses Lied.
Auf der Heide blüht ein kleines Blümelein
und das heißt: Erika.

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In mein'm Kämmerlein blüht auch ein Blümelein
und das heißt Erika.
Schon beim Morgengrau'n sowie beim Dämmerschein
schaut's mich an, Erika.
Und dann ist es mir, als spräch' es laut:
“Denkst du auch an deine kleine Braut?”
In der Heimat weint um dich ein Mägdelein
und das heißt Erika.

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English Version

On the heath, there blooms a little flower fine
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 she's called Erika.

In my room, there also blooms a little flower
and she's called Erika.
Already In the grey of dawn, as it does at dusk,
It looks at me, Erika.
And then it's to me as if it's saying aloud:
“Are you thinking of your little bride?”
Back at home, a maiden weeps for you
and she's called Erika.

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Hell Let Loose German Song: What Song Is It?
Diana D'Estefano
Diana has been a huge fan of video games since she was a child. She started her "career" with Nintendo and then moved on to other platforms as well. Although she is a big fan of horror games, she plays almost all genres fearlessly. She writes news, reviews, guides, and features about both AAA and indie games.