by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Entflieh mit mir und sei mein Weib
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): 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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Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • 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.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • 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


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2019-03-07 15:01:10
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Word count: 51

Flee with me and be my wife
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Flee with me and be my wife,
 and rest upon my heat;
 in distant lands let my heart
 be your fatherland and your parental home.
 
 If we do not flee, I'll die here
 and you will be lonely and alone;
 and you will remain in your parental house,
 but it will be like a foreign land to you.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32
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Word count: 59