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

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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W życia wiośnie, nielitośnie
Language: Polish (Polski)  after the English 
W życia wiośnie, nielitośnie, 
    [Już]1 opuścił nas;
[Tam]2, nad czołem, trawa rośnie,
    [U]3 stóp, żimny głaz.

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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 omitted by Moniuszko.
2 Moniuszko: "Tam mu"
3 Moniuszko: "A u"

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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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Text added to the website: 2019-07-24 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-07-24 11:32:40
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Word count: 16