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!

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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.


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  • by Kim Borg (1919 - 2000), "They bore him barefaced on the bier ", op. 16 no. 3 (1974), published 1977, orchestrated 1981 [ soprano, flute, and viola ], from Ophelia Sings, no. 3, Copenhagen, Engstrøm & Sødring [sung text not yet checked]

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Text added to the website: 2005-12-28 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-07-24 13:28:49
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Word count: 26

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

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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).


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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)

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2019-07-24 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-07-24 11:37:42
Line count: 4
Word count: 18