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M:6/8 L:1/8 K:G P:verse A | "Am"c2 d "D7"e>fe | "G"d2 B "Em"G>AB | "F"c2 A A>^GA | "E"B2 ^G E2 A | "Am"c2 d "D7"e>fe | "G"d2 B "Em"G>AB | "F"c>BA "E7"^G>FG | "Am"A3 A3 || P:chorus "C"g3 g>fe | "Bm"d2 B "Em"G>AB | "Am"c2 A "F"A>^GA | "E"B2 ^G E3 | "C"g3 g>fe | "G"d2 B "Em"G>AB | "F"c>BA "E7"^G>FG | "Am"A3 A2 |] % W:1 W:Alas, my love, you do me wrong, W:To cast me off discourteously. W:For I have loved you well and long, W:Delighting in your company. W: W:ch W:Greensleeves was all my joy W:Greensleeves was my delight, W:Greensleeves was my heart of gold, W:And who but my lady greensleeves. W: W:2 W:Your vows you've broken, like my heart, W:Oh, why did you so enrapture me? W:Now I remain in a world apart W:But my heart remains in captivity. (Chorus) W: W:3 W:I have been ready at your hand, W:To grant whatever you would crave, W:I have both wagered life and land, W:Your love and good-will for to have. (Chorus) W: W:4 W:If you intend thus to disdain, W:It does the more enrapture me, W:And even so, I still remain W:A lover in captivity. (Chorus) W: W:5 W:My men were clothed all in green, W:And they did ever wait on thee; W:All this was gallant to be seen, W:And yet thou wouldst not love me. (Chorus) W: W:6 W:Thou couldst desire no earthly thing, W:but still thou hadst it readily. W:Thy music still to play and sing; W:And yet thou wouldst not love me. (Chorus) W: W:7 W:Well, I will pray to God on high, W:that thou my constancy mayst see, W:And that yet once before I die, W:Thou wilt vouchsafe to love me. (Chorus) W: W:8 W:Ah, Greensleeves, now farewell, adieu, W:To God I pray to prosper thee, W:For I am still thy lover true, W:Come once again and love me. (Chorus) % % % % % % % % % %]


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Song by King Henry VIII

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