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My gayest gelding I thee gave,

To ride wherever liked thee:

No lady ever was so brave:

And yet thou wouldest not love me! Greensleeves, &c.

My men were clothed all in green,
And they did ever wait on thee;

All this was gallant to be seen:

And yet thou wouldest not love me! Greensleeves, &c.

They set thee up, they took thee down,
They serv'd thee with humility;

Thy foot might not once touch the ground:
And yet thou wouldest not love me!
Greensleeves, &c.

For every morning, when thou rose,
I sent thee dainties, orderly;

To cheer thy stomach from all woes:

And yet thou wouldest not love me Greensleeves, &c.

Thou couldst desire no earthly thing,

But still thou hadst it readily.

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Thy music, still to play and sing:

And yet thou wouldest not love me! Greensleeves, &c.

And who did pay for all this gear,

That thou didst spend when pleased thee?

Even I that am rejected here,

And thou disdainest to love me!

Greensleeves, &c.

Well! I will pray to God on high,
That thou my constancy mayst see,

And that, yet once before I die,

Thou wilt vouchsafe to love me! Greensleeves, &c.

Greensleeves, now farewel! adieu!
God I pray to prosper thee!

For I am still thy lover true:

Come once again and love me! Greensleeves, &c.

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Charles II.

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