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

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!]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 omitted by Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

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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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Sie senkten ihn in kalten Grund hinab
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Sie senkten ihn in kalten Grund hinab,
Und manche Thräne [blieb auf seinem]1 Grab.
Fahr wohl, mein Täubchen!

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Confirmed with Friedrich Ludwig Schröder, Dramatische Werke, ed. by Eduard von Bülow, Berlin, G. Reimer, 1831, page 330. Appears in Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark. Ein Trauerspiel in sechs Aufzügen. Nach Shakesspear [sic]

1 Zumsteeg: "floß an seinem Grab"

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Text added to the website: 2019-07-24 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-07-30 20:55:21
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Word count: 18