Canções de Ofélia

Song Cycle by Natho Henn (1901 - 1958)

Word count: 20

?. How should I your true love [sung text not yet checked]

How should I your true love know
From another one?
By his cockle hat and staff,
And his sandal shoon.

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Note: this is often referred to as the Walsingham Ballad, and is quoted in Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5. Ophelia is singing.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti's poem An old song ended refers to this song.


Researcher for this text: Ted Perry