Parry – No longer mourn for me

Song Information

Title: No longer mourn for me

Composer: Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Sheet Music

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  • Transcribed at CPDL
    • Key: PDF is in F Minor
    • Range: E♭4 – A♭5 (C4 is presented as an optional low note.)
    • Sibelius 4 source code available to edit or transpose.

Audio Files



Song Text

No longer mourn for me when I am dead
Then you shall hear the surly sullen bell
Give warning to the world that I am fled
From this vile world, with vilest worms to dwell:
Nay, if you read this line, remember not
The hand that writ it; for I love you so,
That I in your sweet thoughts would be forgot,
If thinking on me then should make you woe.
O, if (I say) you look upon this verse,
When I perchance compounded am with clay,
Do not so much as my poor name rehearse;
But let your love e’en with my life decay:
Lest the wise world should look into your moan,
And mock you with me after I am gone.