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Posted By: Lanfranc
13-Jul-00 - 06:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Greensleeves - parodies
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody of Greensleeves
Or the old "1812" version:

"My darling you look a bit of a mess
When you wipe your nose on the sleeve of your dress
It's most unhygenic you must confess
It's no wonder the boys call you Greensleeves"

I once put together a set comprising every version or reference to Greensleeves I could think of. Including Leonard Cohen's version, Flanders & Swann's "And the Royalties went to Royalty" and Jacques Brel's "Port of Amsterdam". It went down quite well for a while, I might revive it sometime.