The Folk Song Greensleeves – Its Origins and History

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This page relates the history of one of the most famous melodies in the world of music, and one of the most ancient too – it is a melody with links to Tudor England, a melody which has heartfelt melancholic lyrics of love, a melody of many and varied interpretations in the fields of folk and classical music, and a melody which is so evocative of England and the English countryside.

It is a song and a tune which has existed for more than 400 years, and it will surely exist for another 400 years. And the title of this perennially popular piece of music – Greensleeves – also provides me with my Username on this page.

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