Under the Red Lantern of St. Pauli

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"Under the Red Lantern of St. Pauli"

"Under the Red Lantern of St. Pauli" (in German: "Unter der roten Laterne von St. Pauli") is a German tango song of the 1940s.

The song was composed by Ralph Maria Siegel and lyrics had written by Günther Schwenn and Peter Schaeffers. [1] Sven-Olof Sandberg was the first singer to record it on Odeon Records in 1941. [2]

Lale Andersen, [3] [4] Peter Kraus [5] and Lolita [6] and are amongst those who have recorded it. It refers to the St. Pauli district of Hamburg, the port city's red light district.

In a 1949 review Billboard magazine described it as "a mightily pleasant serenade". [7]

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  7. Billboard. Vol. 61, No. 39 (24 Sep 1949).