How old is the song "Greensleeves"? And when were the Xmas words written?
I know that the words have probably changed over the years, I just wondering about the melody. Happy Holidays to all!!!
- Big MackLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Pretty old. King Henry VIII allegedly penned the poem circa 1534, to allure the charms of Anne Boleyn, who initially rejected his advances but later married him. She was beheaded in 1536 by him, making him a widower. I guess if you couldn't produce a child for the King, then divorce was out of the question. Quite the love story...
If you're thinking of "What Child is This?" (the Christmas Carol version of the song), then it is a little more recent (1865):Source(s): Here's another link: http://firstname.lastname@example.org?SongID=2430