by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Entflieh mit mir und sei mein Weib
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Entflieh mit mir und sei mein Weib,
Und ruh' an meinem Herzen aus;
[Fern in der Fremde]1 sei mein Herz
[Dein]2 Vaterland und Vaterhaus.

[Gehst du nicht mit, so sterb ich hier]3
Und du bist einsam und allein;
Und bleibst du auch im Vaterhaus,
Wirst doch wie in der Fremde sein.

B. Walter sets stanzas 1-2, 1

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1 Hiller, Mendelssohn, Schumann: "In weiter Ferne"
2 Hiller: "dir"
3 Griffes: "Kommst du nicht mit, so sterb ich hier"; Hiller, Mendelssohn: "Und fliehst du nicht, so sterb' ich hier"; Schumann: "Entfliehn wir nicht, so sterb' ich hier"; Stanford: "Gehst du nicht mit, ich sterbe hier"

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  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Akhilles Nikolayevich Alferaki.
  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Johan August Söderman.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (August Matthijs)
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Kom, vlucht met mij en wees mijn vrouw", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Flee with me and be my wife", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache)
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 51

Enfuis‑toi avec moi et sois ma femme
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Enfuis-toi avec moi et sois ma femme,
Et repose sur mon cœur ;
Au loin à l'étranger que mon cœur
Soit ta patrie et ta maison paternelle.

Si tu ne t'enfuies pas, alors je mourrai ici
Et tu seras solitaire et seule ;
Et tu resteras dans la maison de ton père,
Mais ce sera un pays étranger pour toi.

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This text was added to the website: 2010-10-04
Line count: 8
Word count: 60