Sunday, 28 September 2014

Green songs and poetry: Take me back, my lady Greensleeves

I have loved the song Greensleeves for quite a few years now.

However, with much talk of feminism in the news, especially over the good efforts of Feminist Initiative in Sweden and with actress Emma Watson's speeches on the importance of feminism and equality in our society, I feel it would be wise to write a new version of Greensleeves, particularly for men who have failed to treat their lovers properly or with fairness, like a young man from my home county of Hertfordshire who was caught cheating on his girlfriend; the news got out far and wide. (NB: I do treat women I love properly and with respect, in case you ask)

Take Me Back, My Lady Greensleeves:

Alas my love, I did you wrong,
By failing to show true love and fairness.
But I have seen the error of my ways,
And from you I seek forgiveness

Please, please, my lady greensleeves,
Now I truly appreciate your charms,
Please, please, my lady greensleeves,
Take me back, into your loving arms.

I truly miss all the good times,
That we lovingly enjoyed together,
So sorry am I, my dearest love,
As I rue what I did in this rainy weather.

Please, please, my lady greensleeves,
Now I truly appreciate your charms.
Please, please, my lady greensleeves,
Take me back, into your loving arms.

My sweet, I understand you were not at fault,
I know this was all down to my wrong choices,
But I can prove worthy of your love again,
And I long to hear your sweet, soothing voice.

Please take me back, my lady greensleeves,
This time I will show true love and respect,
Please, please, my lady greensleeves,
And let us again show love and affect-ion.

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