Heart of Gold
An arrangement of Greensleeves, based on traditional lyrics (not the Christmas version).
Alas, my love, you do me wrong,
To cast me off discourteously.
For I have loved you well and long,
Delighting in your company.
Greensleeves was all my joy
She was my delight,
Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
Who but my lady.
Your vows you’ve broken, like my heart,
Oh, why did you so enrapture me?
Now I remain in a world apart
But my heart remains in captivity.
I have been ready at your hand,
To grant whatever you would crave,
I have wagered both life and land,
Your love and good-will for to have.
If you intend thus to disdain,
It does the more enrapture me,
And even so, I still remain
A lover in captivity.
Well, I will pray to God on high,
that you may see my fidelity,
And that yet once before I die,
You will give your love to me.
Ah, Greensleeves, now farewell, adieu,
To God I pray to prosper you,
For I am still thy lover true,
Come once again and love me.
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