by Anonymous / Unidentified Author and sometimes misattributed to William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by Friedrich Ludwig Schröder (1744 - 1816)

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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Er ist todt, Fräulein
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
[Er ist todt, Fräulein, 
er ist todt und dahin,]1
Ein grüner Wasen deckt sein Haupt,
Und seinen Leib ein Stein.

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Confirmed with Friedrich Ludwig Schröder, Dramatische Werke, ed. by Eduard von Bülow, Berlin, G. Reimer, 1831, page 328. Appears in Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark. Ein Trauerspiel in sechs Aufzügen. Nach Shakesspear [sic]

1 Zumsteeg: "Ach Mädchen, Mädchen, er ist tot, / Tot ist der Liebste dein;"

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Text added to the website: 2019-07-24 00:00:00
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Word count: 20