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“GREENSLEEVES” now available as a Chord/Melody arrangement in the new 52 song eBook ONE . . . from Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . . eBook now reduced to just $20.00 . . . . a perfect entry level piece for solo performance . . .

August 31, 2014

Green complete

This what we know, historically, about the well known song Greensleeves . . .
“Greensleeves” is a traditional English folk song and tune, over a ground either of the form called a romanesca or of its slight variant, the passamezzo antico.
A broadside ballad by this name was registered at the London Stationer’s Company in September 1580,] by Richard Jones, as “A Newe Northen Dittye of ye Ladye Greene Sleves”. Six more ballads followed in less than a year, one on the same day, 3 September 1580 (“Ye Ladie Greene Sleeves answere to Donkyn hir frende” by Edward White), then on 15 and 18 September (by Henry Carr and again by White), 14 December (Richard Jones again), 13 February 1581 (Wiliam Elderton), and August 1581 (White’s third contribution, “Greene Sleeves is worne awaie, Yellow Sleeves Comme to decaie, Blacke Sleeves I holde in despite, But White Sleeves is my delighte”). It then appears in the surviving A Handful of Pleasant Delights (1584) as A New Courtly Sonnet of the Lady Green Sleeves. To the new tune of Green Sleeves.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 20, 2022 2:54 p06

    Greaat read thanks

  2. September 28, 2014 2:54 p09

    Reblogged this on UKULELE MIKE LYNCH – All things UKULELE and commented:

    A good starter from my new Chord/Melody eBook

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