by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation Singable translation by Constance Bache (1846 - 1903)

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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  • 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


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O flee with me and be my wife
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
"O flee with me and be my wife,
And dwell for evermore with me,
In distant lands my heart shall still
Be home and shelter, love, to thee!

Wilt thou not come then I shall die,
And leave thee lone for evermore,
And though at home thou yet mayst dwell,
It will be home to thee no more."

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From a Rubinstein score.

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Text added to the website: 2011-06-26 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:26
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