"Greensleeves" is an ancient English ballad that first appeared in published form in around the 1580s.
Many have claimedf that Greensleeves was composed by Henry VIII for his lover and future queen consort Anne Boleyn. Boleyn allegedly rejected King Henry's attempts to seduce her, and this rejection may be referred to in the song when the writer's love "cast me off discourteously". However, the Italian style of composition used in the song did not reach England until after Henry's death, making it more likely to be Elizabethan in origin.
Many Christians know the tune as "What Child is This?", a popular Christmas hymn.
The Greensleeves practice track has a melody line in various keys, with piano and bass guitar accompaniment.