(with my personal favourite of English translation)
Ne Me Quitte Pas was written after Brel was thrown out of Zizou's ( Suzane Gabrilleo - his mistress at the time) life after casting shame and sadness upon her. Zizou is pregnant with Brel's child and had and abortion after Brel refused fatherhood.
It is considered by some as ''Brel's Ultimate Classic''. He would later say in an interview that the song is NOT a love song but rather a song about the cowardice of men.