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  • However, with the music industry's continuing decline, U.K. label Greensleeves 'meltdown and purchase by equally troubled imprint VP Records, and the cyclical nature of Jamaican music's popularity, they haven't received as much attention as in the recent past.

    San Francisco Bay Guardian: Top Stories

  • In this same concert, we were also scheduled to play "Greensleeves" - but there were extreme protests from a number of parents because we were playing "a Christmas song" obviously, "What Child is This?" was put to the tune of Greensleeves.

    What's the Connection?: It's Our Country Too

  • The music rose up softly-it was "Greensleeves" - and somewhere at my back Julian said, "Behold the crowning of a new king in Amber!"

    Nine Princes In Amber

  • He said he's heard amplified music - "La Cucaracha," "The Entertainer," sometimes "Greensleeves" - from blocks away, sometimes six or seven times a day.

    Kansas.com: -- Front

  • Whereas I felt Oliver Stone's music cues were distracting and pulled me out of the film, Quillevere's were inspired and sucked me right in, especially folk singer Barbara Dane's rendition of "Greensleeves," which somehow immediately set the right, melancholic tone for this coming of age tale.

    Michael Giltz: Cannes 2010 Day Two and Three: Wall Street 2 Stock Down, The Housemaid Burns Up

  • It's easiest to hear what he's doing when he goes to work on a familiar melody, reducing "What Is This Thing Called Love" to splinters and pounding "Greensleeves" into submission.

    Latin Blues and a Song for Mary Lou

  • So I just spent fifteen minutes picking gamely away at "Greensleeves" and got through it correctly exactly once.

    Pixel-stained technopeasant wretch

  • And maybe next time I'll get through "Greensleeves" twice without fluffing a note.

    Pixel-stained technopeasant wretch

  • No different than "What Child is This," which as you well know is "Greensleeves," which is a folk song.

    Tori Amos - Undented

  • "What Child is This" is not popular in England, because "Greensleeves" still is; therefore it's sort of an insult.

    Tori Amos - Undented

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