Titel: Greensleeves
Auteur: ?
Songtext:

Alas my love you do me wrong, to cast me out discourteously.
When I have loved you so long, delighting in your company.

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Greensleeves was my delight, Greensleeves was my heart of gold.
Greensleeves was my lady love, and who but my lady Greensleeves.

I have been ready at your hand, to grant whatever you would crave.
I have both wagered life and land, your love and goodwill for to have.

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I bought thee kerchiefs to thy head, that were wrought fine and gallantly.
I kept thee both at board and bed, which cost my purse well favoredly.

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Thy smock of gold so crimson red, with pearls bedecked sumptously.
The like no other lasses had, and yet thou wouldest not love me.

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Thy gown was of the grassy green, thy sleeves of satin hanging by.
Which made thee be our harvest queen, and yet thou wouldest not love me.

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Thou couldst disire no eartly thing, but still thou hadst it readily.
Thy music still to play and sing, and yet thou wouldest not love me.

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Well, I will pray to God on high, that thou my constancy mayst see.
And that yet once before I die, thou wilt vouchsafe to love me.

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Greensleeves, now farewell, adieu! God I pray to prosper thee.
For I am still thy lover true, come once again and love me.

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