Sixteenth Century Greensleeves

Album: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1975)
  • It's only been an hour
    Since he locked her in the tower
    The time has come
    He must be undone
    By the morning

    Many times before
    The tyrant's opened up the door
    Then someone cries
    Still we close our eyes
    Not again

    Meet me when the sun is in the western skies
    The fighting must begin before another someone dies
    Cross bows in the fire light
    Green sleeves waving
    Madmen raving
    Through the shattered night
    Yeah yeah yeah

    Flames are getting higher
    Make it leap unto the spire
    Draw bridge down
    Cut it to the ground
    We shall dance around the fire

    No more night
    We have seen the light
    Let it shine on bright
    Hang him higher, higher

    Draw bridge down
    Cut it to the ground
    We shall dance all around the fire, around the fire

    No more night
    we've seen the light
    let it shine on bright

    Hang him higher, higher
    Put the man on the fire

    Draw bridge down
    Cut it to the ground
    We gotta dance around the fire, the fire, the fire Writer/s: RITCHIE BLACKMORE, RONNIE DIO
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Comments: 2

  • Ricky from Killie, United KingdomWhile being interviewed for Deep Purple's Now What!? album, Roger Glover mentioned that back in 1972 during rehearsals for Who Do We Think We Are? Ritchie had a riff he was playing around with. The rest of the band liked it but he said he was going to keep it for a solo album - turns out it was an embryonic version of 16th Century Greensleeves!
  • Joe from Grants Pass, OrOne of more "interesting" songs on the album; of course I played along with every album I bought !!
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