Leonard Cohen

Leaving Green Sleeves

Alas, my love, you did me wrong To cast me out discourteously For I have loved you so long Delighting in your very company Now if you intend to show me disdain Don't you know it all the more enraptures me For even so I still remain your lover in captivity Green sleeves, you're all alone The leaves have fallen, the men have gone Green sleeves, there's no one home Not even the Lady Green Sleeves I sang my songs, I told my lies To lie between your matchless thighs And ain't it fine, ain't it wild To finally end our exercise Then I saw you naked in the early dawn Oh, I hoped you would be someone new I reached for you but you were gone So Lady I'm going too Green sleeves, you're all alone The leaves have fallen, the men are gone Green sleeves, you're all alone The leaves have fallen, the men have all gone home Green sleeves, it's so easily done Leaving the Lady Green Sleeves