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Drittes Lied der Ophelia

Language: German

Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloss
Leider, ach leider, den Liebsten!
Manche Träne fiel in des Grabes Schoss -
Fahr wohl, fahr wohl, meine Taube!

Mein junger frischer Hansel ist's,
Der mir gefällt - Und kommt er nimmermehr?

Er ist tot, o weh!
In dein Totbett geh,
Er kommt dir nimmermehr.

Sein Bart war weiss wie Schnee,
Sein Haupt wie Flachs dazu.
Er ist hin, er ist hin,
Kein Trauern bringt Gewinn:
Mit seiner Seele Ruh
Und mit allen Christenseelen!
Darum bet ich! Gott sei mit euch!



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.

Authorship

Based on

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 William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) , no title, from Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5 GER FRE GER Set in German, a translation by August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767 - 1845) , no title ITA FRE Set in German, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown [an adaptation] FRE [text unavailable] Set in German, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown FRE [text unavailable] Set in German, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown FRE [text unavailable] Set in German, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown FRE [text unavailable]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Troisième chant d'Ophélie", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2005-12-28.

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