Erika | German Song
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"Erika" is both a common German female name and the German word for heather. The lyrics and melody of the song were written by Herms Niel, a German composer of marches. The exact year of the song's origin is not known; often the date is given as "about 1930", a date that, however, has not been substantiated. The song was originally published in 1938 by the publishing firm Louis Oertel in Großburgwedel. It had been popular prior to the start of World War II. The song encourages hard work, and according to Michael Tillotson, no other marching song during World War II reached the popularity of Erika. It was exclusively played at large political events.