by August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767 - 1845)
Translation © by Laura Prichard

Wie erkenn' ich dein Treulieb
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Available translation(s): ENG
Wie erkenn' ich dein Treulieb
Vor den andern nun?
An den Muschelhut und Stab.
Und den Sandalschuh'n.

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  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "How will I know your true love", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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How will I know your true love
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
How will I know your true love
From others now?
By the mussel-hat and staff.
And the sandal shoes.

He is long dead and gone,
Dead and gone, Miss!
At his head green grass,
At his feet a stone.


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This text was added to the website: 2016-02-09
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Word count: 39