English folk song

Greensleeves is a song from the 1500s. People say King Henry VIII wrote it about Anne Boleyn, but that is probably not true.[1] Greensleeves is in minor key. Its verses have a (CESH) pattern, and it has a major key chorus. Ending traditionally Tierce de Picardie.

The Christmas song "What Child Is This?" is sung to the same music as "Greensleeves" but the words are different.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Aine Cain (December 25, 2017). "One of the most famous Christmas carols was originally a salacious pop hit". Business Insider. Retrieved April 16, 2021.