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 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
That were wrought fine and gallantly
I kept thee both at board and bed
Which cost my purse well favouredly.
Greensleeves, now farewell! adieu!
God I pray to prosper thee;
For I am still thy lover true
Come once again and love me.