In 6/8 time
 EmGDBm
A-las, my love, you do me wrong,
 EmBm
To cast me off dis-courteously.
 EmGDBm
For I have loved you well and long,
 EmB7Em
De-lighting in your company.
 BmGDBm
 Green-sleeves was all my joy
 EmBm
 Greensleeves was my delight,
 BmGDBm
 Green-sleeves was my heart of gold,
 EmB7Em
And who but my Lady Greensleeves.
 EmGDBm
A-las, my love, that you should own
 EmB7
heart of wanton vanity,
 EmGDB
So must I medi-tate a-lone
 EmB7Em
U-pon your insin-cerity.
(Chorus)
 EmGDBm
Your vows you've broken, like my heart,
 EmBm
Oh, why did you so en-rapture me?
 EmGDBm
Now I re-main in a world a-part
 EmB7Em
But my heart re-mains in cap-tivity.
(Chorus)
 EmGDBm
have been ready at your hand,
 EmBm
To grant whatever you would crave,
 EmGDBm
have both wagered life and land,
 EmB7Em
Your love and good-will for to have.
(Chorus)
 EmGDBm
If you in-tend thus to dis-dain,
 EmBm
It does the more en-rapture me,
 EmGDBm
And even so, I still re-main
 EmB7Em
lover in cap-tivity.
(Chorus)
 EmGDBm
My men were clothed all in green,
 EmBm
And they did ever wait on thee;
 EmGDBm
All this was gallant to be seen,
 EmB7Em
And yet thou wouldst not love me.
(Chorus)
 EmGDBm
Thou couldst de-sire no earthly thing,
 EmBm
but still thou hadst it readily.
 EmGDBm
Thy music still to play and sing;
 EmB7Em
And yet thou wouldst not love me.
(Chorus)
 EmGDBm
Well, I will pray to God on high,
 EmBm
that thou my constancy mayst see,
 EmGDBm
And that yet once be-fore I die,
 EmB7Em
Thou wilt vouch-safe to love me.
(Chorus)
 EmGDBm
Ah, Green-sleeves, now fare-well, a-dieu,
 EmBm
To God I pray to prosper thee,
 EmGDBm
For I am still thy lover true,
 EmB7Em
Come once a-gain and love me.
(Chorus)


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sandyshore429 (report comment to admin):
i believe this is the oldest song in written english.penned by henry the eighth. probably to some lady who didn't want her head cut off for not being good enuff in bed!
Anjijamjar (report comment to admin):
There's no actual proof that it was written by Henry VIII although it is believed to have been written around the time of his reign. This version is over-complicated. Here in the UK it is mostly played in the key of Am (with G, E7 and C)in 3/4 time - 6/8 would make it be played as a fast jig!