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Не отходи от меня

Language: Russian (Русский)

Не отходи от меня,
Друг мой, останься со мной!
Не отходи от меня:
Мне так отрадно с тобой!

Ближе друг к другу, чем мы,
Ближе нельзя нам и быть;
Чище, живее, сильней
Мы не умеем любить.

Если же ты предо мной
Грустно головку склоня,
Мне так отрадно с тобой...
Не отходи от меня!

Translation(s): FRE GER

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bruno Tutenberg) , title 1: "Liebste, verweile bei mir"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Ne me quitte pas", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:28
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Word count: 53

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Ne me quitte pas

Language: French (Français) after the Russian (Русский)

Ne me quitte pas,
Mon ami, reste avec moi !
Ne me quitte pas :
Je suis tellement heureuse d'être avec toi !

Plus près de l'autre que nous,
Plus près de nous, ce ne peut être ;
Plus pur, plus vivant, plus fort,
Nous saurions comment aimer.

Si tu es en face de moi,
Ta tête est baissée de tristesse,
Je suis tellement heureuse d'être avec toi !
Ne me quitte pas !

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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Afanasy Afanas'yevich Fet (1820 - 1892), "Не отходи от меня", first published 1842 GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Arshak Andriasov, Leslie Crabtree, Anton Antonovich Derfeldt, Nikolay Filippovich Khristianovich, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Aleksandr Yegorovich Varlamov. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-08-06.
Last modified: 2016-08-06 18:08:21
Line count: 12
Word count: 74