by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Fly away, fly away over the sea
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
Fly away, fly away over the sea,
  Sun-loving swallow, for summer is done;
Come again, come again, come back to me,
  Bringing the summer and bringing the sun.

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  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2006-01-19
Line count: 4
Word count: 28

Flieg davon, flieg davon weit übers Meer
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Flieg davon, flieg davon weit übers Meer,
sonn'liebende Schwalbe, der Sommer ist um;
komm zurück, komm zurück, komm zu mir her,
bring mir den Sommer und bring mir die Sonn'.

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This text was added to the website: 2013-11-04
Line count: 4
Word count: 30