A traditional English song, there is no consensus on who composed "Greensleeves." It has been attributed to Henry VIII, the much married King of England, with speculation that the words were inspired by Katherine of Aragon or Anne Boleyn. The first mention of the song in recorded history dates only from , some 33 years after Henry's death. Greensleeves was my delight Greensleeves was my heart of gold And who but my lady Greensleeves If you intend to be this way It does the more enrapture me And even so I still remain A lover in captivity Greensleeves was all my joy Greensleeves was my delight Greensleeves was my heart of gold And who but my lady Greensleeves Greensleeves, now. Watch the video for Greensleeves from Loreena McKennitt's The Visit for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists.
For I have loved you for so long, Delighting in your company. 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. Part 1 of 3: Mythology". Early Music Muse. Retrieved 23 November Part 2 of 3: History". Retrieved 22 November The Guardian.
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Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Wikimedia Commons Wikibooks Wikisource. Greensleeves Melody. Even though this book was written in a different time frame and set in a different era I still felt a certain kinship to her. The story is what they call a "coming of age" story I think. I personally find those labels annoying, but that is what people label this story and I can understand why.
Every moment is leading up to her finding herself, who she is, her purpose. Thankfully the book never comes to an explicit conclusion.
Still, it raises more questions about what it means to live and learn and be a human. Shannon, throughout the whole story changes quite dramatically, yet she also remains unchanged in many aspects. All the characters. Yes, I thought they were all delightful.
The different boarders Shannon lives with are all unique and really bring the story to life. The storyline. It meanders, it twists, Greensleeves turns, it rests but it never stops. Reading this book was like walking along a path in a park.
I didn't know quite were it was leading, but I always knew that it was leading somewhere. What I found was the path itself was more or less the destination, and when you come to the end of the book the story or path never really ends either. Instead its as if you can see it stretching out ahead of you. This was both satisfying and unsatisfying. I think on a whole it fit the book much better than if she had tied up all the loose ends completely, it fit the style of the story.
Cons: There is no solid ending. I know I said I liked this. Well, I liked that it fit in with the theme. I did not like that I never got to see a specific scene that resolved everything at the end.
It was left with a sort of unfinished feeling on purpose. I understand the benefits of this, but I still can't help feeling a little frustrated and disappointed to not be left with a more satisfying conclusion. I shall not forget it. Well I don't think I will. Honestly I say that about a lot of things, Greensleeves forget a lot of things. Only time will tell eh? Read more of my delightfully insightful opinions at honestavocado.
Jul 22, Becca rated it it was amazing Shelves: reviewed-by-mefavoritesfictionbrilliant-charactersyapriorityfavoriteswell-writtenfavoritesi-definitely-cried. I finished "Greensleeves", closed the book, and stared at the wall in joy, exasperation, and longing. Joy because this is an amazing literary experience; exasperation because I love the ending while hating the fact that I am able to love it; and longing because the ending I want to complete in my head for Shan and Sherry is almost impossible.
That's the reason Eloise Jarvis McGraw kept the end of the book unresolved. She knew everyone would hate the natural ending, but the happier ending would I finished "Greensleeves", closed the book, and stared at the wall in joy, exasperation, and longing.
She knew everyone would hate the natural ending, but the happier ending would destroy the tone of the entire book. Who is the real Shannon Lightley?
As the daughter of a famous actress and a world renowned journalist, she struggles to find her place in life. Then comes the opportunity of a lifetime: a summer on her own. No one has to know who she is or who her parents are. She can truly be whoever she wants to be! Taking up an assumed name and new personality and finding a job are her first steps. Then she can start in on her real job: investigating the lives of her new neighbors to help her parents' close friend unsnarl a law case involving a most unusual will.
During the summer she becomes involved in the lives of a range of endearing characters and begins a journey of self discovery. Her writing defies description. Let's just say I know a book is good when I have an ache in my heart the entire time I'm reading it, and want to hibernate for at least a year when I'm finished. All of her books the ones I've read affect me in this way. I love the fact that this book really has no villain- I most certainly do not consider Dave a villain- but the plot still works spectacularly.
There's really a huge array of characters, but I never got confused about who was who except right at the beginning.
And talk about living, breathing, three-dimensionality! I love how the story brings out that physical attraction to someone does not indicate 'true love. The Dave part is slightly creepy, but well thought out and necessary to the story line. I may as well tell you that Sherry is fascinating.
What's not to like about a guy who studies integral calculus just so he can know what people are talking about when they mention it in conversation!?
Feb 12, Luisa Knight rated it liked it Shelves: young-adultfictionromance. I was going to give it 5 stars To write such an engaging story with such likable characters and give me an inconclusive ending like that?!?!?
I think I'm ready to write a little more about this book. Have you watched the movie, "Into the Woods"? If so, think of the part towards the end where everything is beginning to wrap up nicely and then Remember that? So now, which boat are you in?
If you liked that movie's twist, the "twist" at the end of this book probably won't bother you. If, on the other hand, you're in the boat where now, anytime you watch the movie, you don't go to the end like meyou'll probably cringe and feel a little crushed with this book's ending like I did.
I get it. Everything doesn't always end happily, or right, or conclusively. Greensleeves so badly wanted that type of ending! This book needed that resolve, needed the character to stop wrestling with herself, move on, keep that other guy at arm's length and my goodness, get back in touch with Sherry!
I didn't want that to be left hanging That's my rant. It really is well written and has some memorable characters. There is mention of drinking and smoking.
There are a few kisses one is between a girl who is dating another guy - she feels incredibly attracted to a different guy and although doesn't like him, gives in to the moment; regretting it almost immediately. Then you should follow me! Because I have hundreds more just like this one.
So Follow or Friend me here on GoodReads! View all 3 comments. Nov 12, Morgan rated it it was amazing Shelves: outread-aubreyfavorites. Last Thursday, I came across a link to this review on Twitter. Odd, because I rarely actually scroll through my Twitter feed, and even more rarely click on any links unless they're behind-the-scenes information on Doctor Who; those I can scarcely resist.
I suppose it was the author name that intrigued me: Eloise Jarvis McGraw. It's definitely for a different audience than those books; those are middle grade historical fiction and Newbery Honors. Greensleeves is a 60s teen contemporary novel with a dash of mystery and intrigue and a lot about finding direction in life.
I rarely read contemporary teen fiction, 50 years old or otherwise. If I read any era of contemporary, it's usually middle grade.
As for teen fiction, I have a friend who reads a lot of it and her reviews are usually enough to steel my determination to avoid it. A lot of the teen fiction books I hear about sound wildly inappropriate, my main reason for avoiding them, other than the fact that I generally enjoy adventure the most.
Greensleeves certainly isn't. There is kissing in the book, and Shan does analyze how different guys make her feel, but it's rather less than what's in The Hunger Games. In case you're wondering why I make the comparison, since I also did it in my Cinderella post, THG is basically my as-far-as-I'll-go-on-Content, which I realize isn't incredibly far. I have a lot of unread books on my kindle, yes, bought ones as well as free ones.
It's mostly typical for me to download a book and let it sit there. However, Saturday came and since I'd spent Friday out in the woods with my sisters and our friend filming an impromptu movie, stayed up past midnight to show her Star Wars, and then gotten up earlier than I would have liked so I'd be up before her parents came to pick her up, following that up with a trip to the post office and several hours editing our movie, and a 45 minute nap I never take naps because I was so tired, I really didn't feel like trudging through the really old books that don't get good until halfway through, and I wanted something different.
Besides, Greensleeves had intrigued me. So I did little else from that late afternoon until late Sunday afternoon besides read that book. Of course I didn't read it during church, just to and from church. I really enjoyed it. Shannon is a girl who really doesn't know what she wants out of life. I'm sure everyone's felt that way at some point. And even though I do know what I want from life and I am pursuing some of those things, I still can't help feeling directionless and like I'm waiting for something to happen.
Shan goes under cover to help her Uncle Frosty investigate a strange will, but also because she's tired of Shan Lightley and her problems, and just wants to be someone else for awhile. She's trying to find herself. While I don't exactly identify with her struggle for identity, I can understand her fears that people wouldn't like her if they knew the real her.
Probably why I liked it, besides the natural intrigue of the peculiar will and the interesting, varied people named in it which is bound to excite me, is because I can understand her struggles. I have to say, though, my favorite character is Sherry. Gone are the days when I didn't like guy characters simply because they were guys.
Sherry his full name is George Maynard Sherrill is an interesting guy. He studied Greek because he wanted to know how people in Greece sounded. The characters are all very well developed, and so is the little world Shan stepped into when she went to College Street and became Georgetta Einszweiler Smith.
It all felt so real. Greensleeves is a good book. The ending was slightly unsatisfactory due to being a bit inconclusive, but I guess I can make up my own epilogue. It gave me a nice weekend and some food for thought. For more reviews from me and my sisters, visit www. Apr 15, Karin rated it really liked it Shelves: americanstrong-girlsstrong-female-characterstrong-female-charactersamerican-authorsnovelwomen-writersamerican-authorkapkwoman-author.
Shannon Lightly has just graduated from high school after a life time of living in Europe and the US, either with her mother, her father or her aunt. She has been everywhere in Europe, but when she is about to fly back Greensleeves from Portland, she realizes she is really nowhere and isn't even sure of who she is and what she wants to do.
She turns to her "Uncle" Frosty, who suggests she take the summer off, and ends up helping him discover what is up with a rather unusual will that he has been hir Shannon Lightly has just graduated from high school after a life time of living in Europe and the US, either with her mother, her father or her aunt. She turns to her "Uncle" Frosty, who suggests she take the summer off, and ends up helping him discover what is up with a rather unusual will that he has been hired to contest.
She decides to go undercover, gets a job as a waitress and lives right among some of the potential legatees. Bear in mind that this was written and set in the s, when you could do that and be paid from the till. Although Shannon has traveled alone from one parent to another, this is the first time she is really and truly on her own, and while trying earnestly to gather information, she meets Sherry George Maynard Sherrill who takes to her immediately.
It's easy to see, while reading this, why Eloise Jarvis McGraw, who won the Newberry Honor three times in as many decades, published so many books; she knew how to write.
Shelves: childrens-fictionyoung-adultyoung-adult-romance. A more eloquent exploration of a young woman's search for self, which we sometimes call "growing up" or "coming of age," than any I have read in a great while. Eighteen-year-old Shannon Kathleen Lightley, daughter of notable and multiple parents, had spent most of her life traveling from one place to another, and felt herself a stranger wherever she went.
Unsure of who she was, or what she wanted to do, she jumped at the chance to spend a summer incognito, the chance to "create" herself. But had A more eloquent exploration of a young woman's search for self, which we sometimes call "growing up" or "coming of age," than any I have read in a great while. But had Shannon created the girl who came to be known as "Greensleeves," had the new people in her life somehow drawn her out, or had she been there all along? This delightful young-adult novel was rewarding on many different levels.
Although I could have predicted the outcome vis-a-vis the legatees from the beginning, the narrative is involving enough that the reader rushes along, anxious to know just how each discovery comes about. McGraw understands her characters, the complexity of their motivations, and the sometimes unexpected ways in which they interact.
Some of these moments of insight made me laugh, as when the snooty Helen decides "to be Democratic" about the seemingly plebian Georgetta. Others were undoubtedly tragic, as when Georgetta recognizes the loneliness of the elderly Mrs. Hockins, whose great personal loss has imprisoned her in the past, but finds herself unable to even extend a simple invitation to tea, or to imagine that such an invitation would be welcome. The great majority of McGraw's characters are neither one thing nor the other, however, but a mixture of many things.
It is in this ambiguity that McGraw truly manages to create some moments of pathos, and a few passages about the layer-like nature of truth, that really strike home.
Towards the end of the book, Mr. Bruce states that it is impossible to help people. I think that what McGraw is really driving at, however, is the impossibility of saving people from themselves. A very complex and difficult point to convey without becoming didactic, but McGraw manages beautifully. I considered rewarding Greensleeves with five stars, a rating I save for books that either move me greatly, or prompt me to think along unexplored channels. But despite its many and undeniable virtues, I found McGraw's portrayal of Greensleeve's awakening sexuality somewhat disturbing.
In two separate cases, the situation becomes amorphously "dangerous," either because Shannon responds with passion to a kiss, or because she directs a "certain kind" of look at a young man. The implication seems to be that Shannon's own sexual awareness or desire are somehow the cause of these young men losing control over themselves a depressingly common attitude, even today.
This may or may not be a fair analysis of McGraw's intention, but it was the impression created in me. An impression irritating enough to merit a 1-star demotion.
Nov 15, Anna Mussmann rated it liked it. The pacing of the prologue-like first chapter aside, I slipped easily into the world of this book and would have liked to remain there longer. Our eighteen-year-old heroine is a girl who has been haphazardly raised by seven different parent-figures, including her divorced father and mother, while being dragged up and down across Europe.
When in Europe, she is perceived to be an American; while in the States, she is seen as European. Our story opens with The pacing of the prologue-like first chapter aside, I slipped easily into the world of this book and would have liked to remain there longer. Our story opens with her desperate attempt to hit the pause button and escape for a time from her own awkward identity before she is pushed into a college education she does not want. She will be a detective.
In disguise. The story is told with charm, wit, and perceptiveness. Our heroine may be filled with angst, but it is a self-aware, rather mature angst that does not exaggerate her own importance or sap her sense of humor.
The way trendy blue eye-shadow and a massive hair-do, well glued-up, are used by our heroine to create a mask is fun to read about. The way daily life is conducted with a complete lack of modern screens is striking. They assume that love leads to marriage and that playing with sexual contact in the form of kissing and making-out is to awaken a deep, heavy, potentially dangerous thing that robs people of the ability to properly evaluate their mutual compatibility.
Yet the overall message of the story left me feeling ambiguous. Marriage is something to consider only after both parties have first pursued their own dreams and discovered who they truly are. This message is all the more powerful because, rather than being assumed, it is discovered by the heroine in a slow and non-preachy way, Greensleeves. Unfortunately, the author forgets that the search for truth including about oneself is not best pursued only through individualism.
Community and revealed beliefs are an important part of this process. The problem is that nowadays, it is assumed that everyone needs to make such choices. This is a growing pains type of book, something that makes you look at being a young adult stuggling with growing up in a different way, maybe in a wring you out kind of way.
Possibly the only other books that made me feel this way would be the series by Megan McCafferty. And that included very wide reading in adult books at that time. In fact, much of the popular adult literature I read in the sixties mixed the two--usually mistaking attraction-at-first-sight for actual love, which usually ends in tragedy in real life. The thing about Greensleeves is that it is a delightful story, not the least bit preachy, and not a single inappropriate word or action, though it deals so directly with potentially strong material.
I thought Jarvis a genius. And more clearsighted than many so-called adult writers. The story, briefly, is about a girl named Shannon whose divorced parents are both famous. So she's spent time partly in Europe, partly in a small town in USA.
She feels like she doesn't fit anywhere. When it comes time for college, she panics. So her 'uncle' hires her to go in disguise to this tiny college town to investigate a very peculiar will. There is no danger involved, just a very odd set of circumstances around this will, and he wants to know if the recently deceased elderly lady was sane, or coerced, or what. So Shannon makes up this ridiculous persona, and goes off to investigate, getting a job as a waitress.
Among the distinctive characters she meets are two guys. I read this one again. Goodreads might tell you that I have now read it twice, but it is more like twenty times. Every time I get something new from it, and I realized this time that if I had paid more attention to its lessons the first time, I would have made far fewer mistakes in my life. It's a coming-of-age novel about a young women who is struggling to become herself amid the expectations of those around her, and if it had been about a young man instead of a young woman, it would be as popu I read this one again.
It's a coming-of-age novel about a young women who is struggling to become herself amid the expectations of those around her, and if it had been about a young man instead of a young woman, it would be as popular as Catcher in the Rye or if the young woman hadn't walked away from both the sexy beast and the safe good guy at the end, it would be as popular as Little Women. But as it is, it is far better than either one. Sep 20, Kris rated it really liked it Shelves: books-ownedrecommended-to-me. Amy, thank you for the awesome recommendation!
This one was such fun! It was one of those books that I zip through quickly -- a book where you forget you're reading at all and just enjoy the story going by. The beginning requires a heavy dose of suspension of disbelief.
This girl finds herself a furnished room to live in, a job within walking distance, two free meals a day, and a potential love interest, all within the span of 24 hours. Stretching it there a little, aren't we, McGraw? But once you' Amy, thank you for the awesome recommendation! But once you're launched into the plot, it's quite fun. The mystery and romance are secondary yay! Being in her head in a first person perspective is such fun, because this girl is smart, light on her feet, confident, and witty to boot -- so one can forgive her for being a bit too dramatic at times.
While I understand the adolescent need to "find oneself," sometimes Shannon's worries can get a touch tiresome. Particularly her worry over going to that picnic -- she claims Sherry won't like her anymore afterwards. Come now, aren't we being a bit dramatic there, dear?
And that ending. Oh, man, that ending is perfect. It could have been so Greensleeves, but it was perfect. Still am looking forward to Mara, Daughter of the Nilewhich has been on my list for a while now. Mar 20, Juny rated it really liked it Shelves: favoritesthatsdynamite-cover. It was good. It was kind of a sad book though with a semi-happy ending.
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. chorus I have been ready at your hand, To grant whatever you would crave. May 04, · We have an official Greensleeves tab made by UG professional guitarists. Check out the tab». Apr 23, · Most historians now believe ‘Greensleeves’ dates back to Elizabethan times – after the reign of Henry VIII. The song – whose full, less elegant title is ‘A Newe Northen Dittye of ye Ladye Greene Sleves’ – appears to be based on an Italian style of song that didn’t reach England until after Henry’s death, in Author: Maddy Shaw Roberts.
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Oct 31, · There are more than One band called "Greensleeves" This is Greensleeves (Brazil) Greensleeves was founded in , when guitarists Victor Schmidlin (then also lead singer) and Cicero Baggio, bassist Joao Koerner and drummer Giulliano Settim recorded the band’s first demo tape and started touring in Curitiba, Brazil.
Oct 31, · There are more than One band called "Greensleeves" This is Greensleeves (Brazil) Greensleeves was founded in , when guitarists Victor Schmidlin (then also lead singer) and Cicero Baggio, bassist Joao Koerner and drummer Giulliano Settim recorded the band’s first demo tape and started touring in Curitiba, Brazil. Greensleeves was my delight, Greensleeves my heart of gold Greensleeves was my heart of joy And who but my Lady Greensleeves. I have been ready at your hand To grant whatever thou would'st crave; I have waged both life and land Your love and goodwill for to have.
Greensleeves was my delight, Greensleeves my heart of gold Greensleeves was my heart of joy And who but my Lady Greensleeves. I have been ready at your hand To grant whatever thou would'st crave; I have waged both life and land Your love and goodwill for to have.
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