Alas my love ye do me wrong
To cast me off discourteously,
And I have loved you so long
Delighting in your company.
Greensleeves was my 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 waged life and land,
Your love and good-will for to have.
Well, I will pray to God on high
that thou my constancy mayst see,
And that you once before I die
Thou wilt vouchsafe to love me.