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A Celtic Journey Greensleeves
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Méav & David Adams
Appears On: A Celtic Journey
Language: English
Other Versions: "Greensleeves" on Anúna's album Celtic Origins
"Greensleeves" on Loreena McKennitt's album The Visit


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 delight
Greensleeves was my heart of gold
And who but my Lady Greensleeves

Thy smock of silk both fair and white
With gold embroidered gorgeously
Thy petticoat of sendle white
And these I bought thee gladly


I bought thee kerchiefs to thy head
And wool fine and gallantly
I kept thee at both board and bed
Which cost my purse well-favoredly

I have been ready at your hand
To grant whatever you would crave
I have waged both life and land
Your love and goodwill for to have


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