Greensleeves

Alas, my love, you do me wrong,
To cast me off discourteously.
For I have loved you well and long,
Delighting in your company.

Chorus:
Greensleeves was all my joy
Greensleeves was my delight,
Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
And who but my lady greensleeves.

Your vows you've broken, like my heart,
Oh, why did you so enrapture me?
Now I remain in a world apart
But my heart remains in captivity.

I have been ready at your hand,
To grant whatever you would crave,
I have both wagered life and land,
Your love and good-will for to have.

If you intend thus to disdain,
It does the more enrapture me,
And even so, I still remain
A lover in captivity.

My men were clothed all in green,
And they did ever wait on thee;
All this was gallant to be seen,
And yet thou wouldst not love me.

Drink to me Only with Thine Eyes 
Ben Johnson + ?

Drink to me only with thine eyes
And I will pledge with mine.
Or leave a kiss within the cup
And I'll not look for wine.
The thirst that from the soul doth rise
Doth ask a drink divine;
But might I of Jove's nectar sup,
I would not change for thine.

I sent thee late a rosy wreath,
Not so much hon'ring thee
As giving it a hope that there
It could not withered be;
But thou thereon did'st only breathe,
And sent'st it back to me,
Since when it grows and smells, I swear
Not of itself, but thee.

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Thou couldst desire no earthly thing,
but still thou hadst it readily.
Thy music still to play and sing;
And yet thou wouldst not love me.

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.

I've Got  the World on a String
by Ted Koehler & Harold Arlen, 1932

I've  got  the world on  a  string, sittin' on a rainbow,
Got the string around my fin - ger;
What a world, what a life -- I'm in love.

I've got   a  song that I  sing, I can make the rain go
Anytime I move my fin - ger;
Lucky me, can't you see?  I'm in love.

(Bridge:)
Life is a beautiful thing   as long as I hold that string;
I'd be a silly so-and-so     if I should ever let go.

I've  got  the world on  a  string, sittin' on a rainbow,
Got the string around my fin - ger;
What a world, what a life -- I'm in love.  --> Bridge

I've  got  the world on  a  string, sittin' on a rainbow,
Got the string around my fin - ger;
What a world, - - - - - life is fine.
My baby loves me - - - he's mine all mine
What a world - - Say -- I'm in love.


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Ah, Greensleeves, now farewell, adieu,
To God I pray to prosper thee,
For I am still thy lover true,
Come once again and love me.