Monday, March 5, 2012
A classic piece belonging to the English Folk songs genre, Greensleeves is a traditional bit of delight and mystique. The composer of said piece still remains to this day a mystery, but some speculate that Henry VIII could be the genius behind Greensleeves. It's debated that he wrote the song for his mistress lady Anne Boleyn as she wore a traditional dress with green sleeves. Belonging to the Tudor era, Henry VIII was very well educated and possessed knowledge of musical instruments and the art of music, so it could be that he did indeed write this song.
Many versions exist now of Greensleeves, there are Celtic versions, baroque, you name it. This one happens to be my favorite, played by a classic guitar. Don't pay any attention to the title however because it was not composed by Mozart.
To hear the song, click on the title or follow the link below