Lyrics and music Henry VIII Tudor
Adaptation Eymeric Mosca
Henry VIII (1491/1547) composed that song in honour of Anne Boleyn. Because he wanted to marry the latter, he freed himself from pope Clement VII who had refused to cancel his wedding with Catherine of Aragon. On 19 May 1536, three years after their wedding, Henry had Anne beheaded… a blood-redstain on the Lady’s « green sleeves » dress.