by Anonymous / Unidentified Author and sometimes misattributed to William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

He is dead and gone, lady
Language: English 
Available translation(s): ITA
He is dead and gone, lady,
He is dead and gone;
At his head a grass green turf,
At his heels a stone.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 Rihm adds (using some words that are spoken in the Hamlet play): "Oho! Oho! Nay, but ... mark"


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This text was added to the website: 2019-07-24
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Da tempo è morto e sepolto
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the English 
Da tempo è morto e sepolto,
morto e sepolto, fanciulla!
Sul suo capo una zolla d'erba,
Una pietra ai suoi piedi.

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This text was added to the website: 2019-07-24
Line count: 4
Word count: 21