Alas, my love, you have done me wrong
To cast me off discourteously
For 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.

I have been ready at your hand
To grant whatever you would crave
I have both wagered life and land
Your love and good-will for to have.

I bought the kerchers to thy head
Which were wrought fine and gallantly
I've kept thee both and board and bed
Which cost my purse well favoredly

Greensleeves, now farewell, adieu
God I pray to prosper thee
For I am still thy lover true
Come once again and love me.
©2008 Blue Stream Records and E.L. Kurtz