by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by Carl August Hagberg (1810 - 1864)

When that I was and a little tiny boy
Language: English 
When that I was and a little tiny boy,
[With]1 hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
A foolish thing was but a toy,
For the rain it raineth every day.

But when I came to man's estate,
[With]1 hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
'Gainst knaves and thieves men shut their gate,
For the rain it raineth every day.

[ But when I came, alas! to wive,
[With]1 hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
By swaggering could I never thrive,
For the rain it raineth every day.]2

[ But when I came unto my beds,
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
With toss-pots still had drunken heads,
For the rain it raineth every day.]3

A great while ago the world [begun]4,
[With]1 hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
But that's all one, our play is done,
And we'll strive to please you every day.

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1 Amram: "With a"
2 Omitted by Amram.
3 set only by Baxter.
4 Amram: "began"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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  • Also set in Danish (Dansk), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , no title ; composed by Peter Arnold Heise.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767 - 1845) , no title ; composed by Paul Angerer, Walter Braunfels, Wilhelm Killmayer, Wilhelm Petersen, Robert Schumann.
  • Also set in Norwegian (Bokmål), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Catharinus Elling.
  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Carl August Hagberg (1810 - 1864) ; composed by Jean Sibelius.

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:49
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Hållilå, uti storm och regn
Language: Swedish (Svenska)  after the English 
Available translation(s): FIN
Och när jag var en liten smådräng,
Hållilå, uti storm och regn,
Då var mig en bädd icke mer än en säng,
Förty regnet det regnar var eviga dag.

Men när jag som karl börja' leva helt stort,
Hållilå, uti storm och regn,
Då stängde envar för tjuven sin port,
Förty regnet det regnar var eviga dag.

Och ack då jag fick mig etta äkta viv,
Hållilå, uti storm och regn,
Då lade jag af mitt rumlande liv,
Förty regnet det regnar var eviga dag.

Men när som jag tog mig en lur så söt,
Hållilå, uti storm och regn,
Då hade jag druckit mig full som ett nöt,
Förty regnet det regnar var eviga dag.

En god stund redan vår värld hållit ut,
Hållilå, uti storm och regn,
Men det är detsamma; vårt spel är slut.
Gå det bra, ska vi spela var eviga dag.

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1 omitted by Sibelius.

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  • by Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957), "Hållilå, uti storm och regn", op. 60 (Incidental Music from Trettondagsafton (Twelfth night)) no. 2 (1909). [voice and guitar or piano], also set in English [
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    ]

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  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2003-11-20 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
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Word count: 146