You must sing a-down a-down, An you call him a-down-a. O, how the wheel becomes it! It is the false steward, that stole his master's daughter.
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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.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author, appears in Hamlet [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- sometimes misattributed to William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
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- FRE French (Français) (François-Victor Hugo) , no title
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This text was added to the website: 2019-07-24
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