by Anonymous / Unidentified Author and sometimes misattributed to William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by Friedrich Ludwig Schröder (1744 - 1816)

How should I your true love know
Language: English  after the English 
Available translation(s): ITA
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.


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Woran erkenn' ich deinen Freund
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Woran erkenn' ich deinen Freund,
Wenn ich ihn finden thu?
An seinem Muschelhut und Stab,
Und [seinen hölzern'n]1 Schuh.

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Confirmed with Friedrich Ludwig Schröder, Dramatische Werke, ed. by Eduard von Bülow, Berlin, G. Reimer, 1831, page 328. Appears in Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark. Ein Trauerspiel in sechs Aufzügen. Nach Shakesspear [sic]

1 Zumsteeg: "seinem hölzern"

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Text added to the website: 2003-10-22 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-07-30 20:59:05
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