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written by Henry Tudor VIII - King of England
  1. Alas, my love, you do me wrong, To cast me off discourteously;
    And I have loved you so long, Delighting in your company.
    Greensleeves was all my joy,
    Greensleeves was my delight
    Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
    And who but my lady Greensleeves ?
  2. I have been ready at your hand, To grant whatever you would crave;
    I have both waged life and land, Yqur love and goodwill for to have.
    Greensleeves was all my joy,
    Greensleeves was my delight
    Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
    And who but my lady Greensleeves ?
  3. I bought thee kerchers to thy head, That were wrought fine and gallantly;
    I kept thee both at board and bed, Which cost my purse well favourably.
    Greensleeves was all my joy,
    Greensleeves was my delight
    Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
    And who but my lady Greensleeves ?
  4. I bought the petticoats of the best, The cloth so fine as fine might be;
    I gave thee jewels for thy chest, And all this cost I spent on thee.
    Greensleeves was all my joy,
    Greensleeves was my delight
    Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
    And who but my lady Greensleeves ?
  5. Thy purse and eke, thy gay gilt knives, Thy pincase gallant to the eye:
    No better wore the burgessí wives, And yet thou wouldst not love me.
    Greensleeves was all my joy,
    Greensleeves was my delight
    Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
    And who but my lady Greensleeves ?
  6. Thy gown was of the grassy green, The sleeves of satin hanging by,
    Which made thee be our harvest queen, And yet thou wouldst not love me.
    Greensleeves was all my joy,
    Greensleeves was my delight
    Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
    And who but my lady Greensleeves ?
  7. My gayest gelding I gave thee, To ride wherever liked thee.
    No lady ever was so brave And yet thou wouldst not love me.
    Greensleeves was all my joy,
    Greensleeves was my delight
    Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
    And who but my lady Greensleeves ?
  8. My men clothed all in green, And they did ever wait on thee,
    All this was gallant to be seen And yet thou wouldst not love me.
    Greensleeves was all my joy,
    Greensleeves was my delight
    Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
    And who but my lady Greensleeves ?
  9. For every morning when thou rose, I sent thee dainties orderly,
    To cheer thy stomach from all woes And yet thou wouldst not love me.
    Greensleeves was all my joy,
    Greensleeves was my delight
    Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
    And who but my lady Greensleeves ?
  10. Well, I will pray to God on high, That thou my constancy may see,
    And that yet once before I die, Thou wilt vouchsafe to love me.
    Greensleeves was all my joy,
    Greensleeves was my delight
    Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
    And who but my lady Greensleeves ?
  11. Greensleeves, now farewell adieu; God I pray to prosper thee;
    For I am still thy lover true, Come once again and love me.
    Greensleeves was all my joy,
    Greensleeves was my delight
    Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
    And who but my lady Greensleeves ?

From the collection Songs From Hazzards Huzzah