Mudcat Café message #16347 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Bruce O.
18-Nov-97 - 04:42 PM
Thread Name: Greensleeves History of
Subject: RE: Greensleeves History of
The song was entered as a broadside ballad in the Stationers' Register as "A newe northern Dittye of ye Ladye Greene Sleves" on Sept. 3, 1580. Now earlier mention of "Greensleeves" has ever been found. Henry VIII had been dead over 25 years by this this date.