by Anonymous / Unidentified Author and sometimes misattributed to William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by François-Victor Hugo (1828 - 1873)

You must sing a‑down a‑down
Language: English 
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.


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À bas ! à bas ! jetez‑le à bas!
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
À bas ! à bas ! jetez-le à bas!
Oh! comme ce refrain est à propos.
Il s'agit de l'intendant perfide
qui a volé la fille 
de son maître.

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Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2019-07-24 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-07-24 13:04:29
Line count: 5
Word count: 29