by Anonymous / Unidentified Author and sometimes misattributed to William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by Krystyn Ostrowski (1811 - 1882)

They bore him barefaced on the bier
Language: English 
They bore him barefaced on the bier;
Hey non nonny, nonny, hey nonny;
And in his grave rain'd many a tear:--
[Fare you well, my dove!]1

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These words are sung by Ophelia in Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5, but they are probably not by Shakespeare.

1 omitted by Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

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Już nad skronią piasek ronią
Language: Polish (Polski)  after the English 
Już nad skronią piasek ronią; 
  Panie, duszy [świeć]1!
W raj ulata z kwiatów wonią; -- 
  [Leć, mój gołąbku, leć]2!

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Confirmed with Dzieła polskie Krystyna Ostrowskiego: Dramata i Komedie. Ulotne jamby -- Nowe Fraszki -- Dodatek, W Paryżu (Paris), Alphonse Lemerre Wydawca (publishing company), 1876, pages 58-60, in Hamlet, the song Ophelia sings (in between interruptions).

1 Moniuszko: "jego świeć"
2 Moniuszko: "Leć, gołąbku! Leć tam, leć!"

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  • by Stanisław Moniuszko (1819 - 1872), "Piosenka obłąkanej Ofelii", subtitle: "Z tragedyi Hamlet" [ voice and piano ], confirmed with a score : Warszawa (Warsaw), Ferdynand Hösick, cenz. 1888 (Druk Józefa Jeżyńskiego, Nowolipki Nr 9)

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