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CapriUni Greensleeves tune in New Year song (21) RE: Greensleeves tune in New Year song 09 Jan 16

This ioylly good cheere it must goe to wrack,

I've been wondering about this for nine days, or so:

What does "wrack" mean, in this context?

I know it primarily as a type of torture -- or as part of the phrase "go to wrack and ruin." But that doesn't seem to fit with the overall mood of the song.

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