by Anonymous / Unidentified Author and sometimes misattributed to William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by Karl Joseph Simrock (1802 - 1876) and sometimes misattributed to Ludwig Wilhelm Friedrich Seeger (1810 - 1864)

He is dead and gone, lady
Language: English 
Available translation(s): ITA
He is dead and gone, lady,
He is dead and gone;
At his head a grass green turf,
At his heels a stone.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 Rihm adds (using some words that are spoken in the Hamlet play): "Oho! Oho! Nay, but ... mark"

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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


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2003-11-26 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-07-24 13:39:59
Line count: 5
Word count: 22