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Ophelia

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Woran erkenn' ich deinen Freund,
Wenn ich ihn finden tu?
An seinem Muschelhut und Stab,
Und seinem hölzern Schuh.

Ach Mädchen, Mädchen, er ist tot,
Tot ist der Liebste dein;
Ein grüner Wasen deckt sein Haupt,
Und seinen Leib ein Stein.

Sie senkten ihn in kalten Grund hinab,
Und manche Träne floß auf seinen Grab.
Fahr wohl, mein Täubchen!


Submitted by Emily Ezust

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in English by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist [an adaptation] ENG FRE ITA POL
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Kim Borg, Benjamin C. S. Boyle, Johannes Brahms, Natho Henn, John Jeffreys, Osvaldo Costa de Lacerda, Elizabeth Maconchy, Roger Quilter, Maude Valérie White. Go to the text.
  • a text in English misattributed to William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) ENG FRE ITA POL
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Kim Borg, Benjamin C. S. Boyle, Johannes Brahms, Natho Henn, John Jeffreys, Osvaldo Costa de Lacerda, Elizabeth Maconchy, Roger Quilter, Maude Valérie White. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2003-10-22.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57
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Word count: 59

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