by Anonymous / Unidentified Author and sometimes misattributed to William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

They bore him barefaced on the bier
Language: English 
They bore him barefaced on the bier;
Hey non nonny, nonny, hey nonny;
And in his grave rain'd many a tear:--
Fare you well, my dove!

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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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This text was added to the website: 2005-12-28
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