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

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!]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 omitted by Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

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Ils l'ont porté tête nue sur la civière
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Ils l'ont porté tête nue sur la civière.
Hey no nonny! nonny hey nonny!
Et sur son tombeau il a plu bien des larmes.
Adieu, mon tourtereau!

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Text added to the website: 2011-04-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-07-24 13:04:53
Line count: 4
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