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Erstes Lied der Ophelia

Language: German

Wie erkenn' ich mein Treulieb
Vor andern nun?
An dem Muschelhut und Stab
Und den Sandalschuh'n.

Er ist tot und lange hin,
Tot und hin, Fräulein!
Ihm zu Häupten grünes Gras,
Ihm zu Fuß ein Stein. Oho.

Auf seinem Bahrtuch, weiß wie Schnee,
Viel liebe Blumen trauern.
Sie gehn zu Grabe naß,
O weh! vor Liebesschauern.

Translation(s): FRE

Note: according to The Cambridge Companion to Richard Strauss, ed. by Charles Youmans, Seeger is listed as the translator of Hamlet. Simrock and Seeger are listed together as the translators for the ten-volume set.


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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)

Set in English, original text by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ITA GER FRE and sometimes misattributed to William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) ITA GER FRE Set in German, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown [an adaptation] ITA FRE Set in German, a translation by August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767 - 1845) , title unknown [an adaptation] ITA FRE
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Premier chant d'Ophélie", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-29.

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