by Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Borte
Language: Norwegian (Bokmål) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
De sidste gæster
vi fulgte til grinden;
farvellets rester
tog nattevinden.

I tifold öde
lå haven og huset,
Hvor toner söde
Mig nys berused.

Det var en fest kun
för natten den sorte;
Hun var en gæst kun, --
og nu er hun borte.

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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)

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Victor Emanuel Bendix.

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

  • ENG English (Nigel Parker) , "Gone", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Partie !", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "Geschieden"


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 43

Partie !
Language: French (Français)  after the Norwegian (Bokmål) 
Nous avons accompagné
les derniers hôtes à la grille ;
le vent de la nuit emporta
les bribes des au revoir.

La solitude était décuplée
sur la mer et dans la maison
où de doux échos
m'avaient tantôt grisé.

Ce n'était qu'une fête
avant la nuit noire ;
Elle n'était qu'une invitée,
et maintenant elle est loin.

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  • Translation from Norwegian (Bokmål) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2012-02-05
Line count: 12
Word count: 57