Greensleeves

Poet: Untraced

Source:  Traditional

Date of Composition:  c. 1941

Publication: Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements, Benjamin Britten: Complete Folk Song Arrangements, Boosey & Hawkes 2001

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Easy

Subject:  One has been left by his love.

Range:  D4 – F5

Tessitura:  F4 – D5

Tempo: [Gently rocking]; 6/8

Duration:  01:57

Vocal Characteristics: Familiar melody, with raised sixth scale degree; lilting love song; descending phrases

Piano Difficulty Level: Easy

Accompaniment Characteristics: Open rolled chords in the left hand with syncopated single notes in the right hand

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013