Never Come Again
Words by William Shakespeare
Music by John Allee

How should I your true love know

From another one?

By his cockle hat and staff

And his sandal shoes

 

He is dead and gone, lady

He is dead and gone

At his head a grass green turf

At his heels a stone

He is dead and gone, lady

He is dead and gone

He will never come again

He will never come

 

White his shroud as the mountain snow

Larded all with flowers

Which bewept to the grave did not go

With true-love showers

 

White his shroud as the mountain snow

Larded with sweet flowers

Which bewept to the grave did not go

With true-love, true-love showers

 

He is dead and gone, lady

He is dead and gone

In his bed the cold, wet earth

In his stead a song

He is dead and gone, lady

He is dead and gone

He will never come again

Never come, never come again


© 2019 John Allee/Portuguese Knees Music ASCAP.
Lyrics Reprinted with Permission.  All Rights Reserved.