by Karl Joseph Simrock (1802 - 1876) and sometimes misattributed to Ludwig Wilhelm Friedrich Seeger (1810 - 1864)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Er ist todt und lange hin
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Available translation(s): DUT FRE
Er ist todt und lange hin,
Todt und hin, Fräulein;
Ihm zu Häupten grünes Gras,
Ihm zu Fuß ein Stein.
O, ho!

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Confirmed with Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark, übersetzt von Karl Simrock, in: William Shakspear’s[sic] sämmtliche dramatische Werke in neuen Uebersetzungen, Leipzig: Georg Wigand’s Verlag, [no year], page 686

Note: according to The Cambridge Companion to Richard Strauss, ed. by Charles Youmans, Seeger is listed as the translator of Hamlet, but Seeger's translations are quite different. Simrock and Seeger are listed together as the translators for the ten-volume set.


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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , no title, copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , no title, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Il est mort loin d'ici
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Il est mort loin d'ici,
Mort et loin d'ici, Madame !
À sa tête de l'herbe verte,
À ses pieds une pierre. 
Oh !

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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