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Thread #31121   Message #403814
Posted By: IanC
22-Feb-01 - 12:45 PM
Thread Name: Help: Greensleeves the real composer?
Subject: RE: Help: Greensleeves the real composer?
Thanks, Jerry.

There being no evidence for something before 1580 simply means that it's at least as old as that, not the other way round.

I'm not convinced Henry wrote the song - there's no evidence. But that means there's currently no evidence he didn't either. I'm fairly sure that he did, however, write a number of other songs and poems as this is fairly well established. See this site for useful info.

The Works of Henry VIII