Come to the Greenwood Tree
Come to the greenwood tree, Come where the dark woods be, Dearest, O come with me! Let us rove—O my love—O my love! Come—'tis the moonlight hour, Dew is on leaf and flower, Come to the linden bower,— Let us rove—O my love—O my love! Dark is the wood, and wide Dangers, they say, betide; But, at my Albert's side, Nought I fear, O my love—O my love! Welcome the greenwood tree, Welcome the forest free, Dearest, with thee, with thee, Nought I fear, O my love—O my love!
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About this Poem
From Ballads and Songs (London: Cassell and Company, 1896).
William Makepeace Thackeray
William Makepeace Thackeray, born July 18, 1811, was an English writer best known for his novels, particularly The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. (The Mershon Company Publishers, 1852) and Vanity Fair (Bradbury and Evans, 1848). While in school, Thackeray began writing poems, which he published in a number of magazines, chiefly Fraser and Punch. He died on December 24, 1863.
Date Published: 2018-07-11
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