View Full Version : Captain's song in DB

05-01-2006, 09:36 PM
In Das Boot, The Captain asks Heinrich to play the song again, from his 'private collection'. What is the name of this song? Who is singing? Is it well known? Though I can't understand the words, it's quite beautiful.

Perhaps it appears in the DB credits.

05-02-2006, 01:09 AM
I don't know the name of the song, but if you want to have it on your gramaphone then it's part of the "Ultimate Gramaphone pack" on uboot.simulation.com: http://server2.realsimulation.com/SH3Gramo/

Because of that pack, I recognised most if not all of the songs on Das Boot. Definitely worth the download!

05-02-2006, 03:18 AM
Thanks. I've just downloaded it. Going out for dinner and a few reds, I'll check out the tracks when I get home.

05-02-2006, 11:00 AM
The name of the song is J'attendrai, by Rina Ketty. I think the title translates to "I miss you" in English [or something like that.]

05-03-2006, 08:06 AM
Originally posted by Kaleun1961:
The name of the song is J'attendrai, by Rina Ketty. I think the title translates to "I miss you" in English [or something like that.]

Actually "I'll wait for you" but close enough. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

05-03-2006, 08:21 AM
Thanks for the translation. I knew I was in the right neighbourhood. What I should have done is ask one of my girls, both of whom do well in highschool French.

While we are on the subject of translations, does anybody know the translation of "Muss I Denn?" That is the song playing in Das Boot when U-96 sails out on patrol.

05-03-2006, 08:57 AM
"Muss I´ denn " The "I" instead of "Ich" is part of the bavarian accent and Muss I denn means "must i"

05-03-2006, 09:18 AM
So the translation of Muss I Denn is "Must I?"

05-03-2006, 09:46 AM
Yes but in bavarian it also makes sense as "I must"

05-03-2006, 09:50 AM
Ah, the subtleties of language! That is why I doubt there will ever be a completely reliable translation program. It will always require a human mind to render the nuance of languages. I guess from the context in Das Boot in which Muss I Denn is played, it would be something like this in English: Must I leave, or I must leave [sadly]. It conveys to me the impression that I have to leave, but I don't really want to. Or, must I be leaving so soon?

05-03-2006, 10:09 AM
Yep thats it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Its something like "I must go out to the big city"

05-03-2006, 11:08 PM
Beethoven's last quartet. Muss es sein? Es muss sein! Es muss sein!
Must it be? It must be! It must be!