Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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Greensleeves was my heart of gold, And who but Ladie Greensleeves.
I have been readie at your hand                         s
. To grant what ever you would crave; I have both waged life and land, Your love and good will for to have. Greensleeves was aH my joy, fyc.
I bought thee kerchers to thy head
That were wrought fine and gallantly; 10 I kept thee both at boord and bed,
Which cost my purse well favouredly. Greensleeves was all my joie, fyc.
I bought thee peticotes of the best, The cloth so fine as fine might be;
I gave thee jewels for thy chest,                         u
And all this cost I spent on thee.
Greensleeves was all my joie, fyc.
Thy smock of silke, both faire and white, With gold embrodered gorgeously,
Thy peticote of sendall right,
And this I bought thee gladly.                         no
Greensleeves was all my joie, fyc.
Thy girdle of gold so red,
With pearles bedecked sumtuously,— 20, And thus. VOL. IV.                      16