Sheet Music: Oh! No, I'll Never Mention Her

TitleOh! No, I'll Never Mention Her
Alternate titlesOh, No! We Never Mention Her
ComposerThomas Haynes Bayly (1797–1839)
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyG major
RangeG4–D6
Time signature2/4
Tempo52 BPM
Performance time1:15
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-01-28
Last updated2021-01-28
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Thursday 28 January 2021

Tune of the Day: Oh! No, I'll Never Mention Her

arranged for two flutes

This song was composed by English poet, dramatist and songwriter Thomas Haynes Bayly.

Oh, no! we never mention her, her name is never heard;
My lips are now forbid to speak that once familiar word:
From sport to sport they hurry me, to banish my regret;
And when they win a smile from me, they think that I forget.

They bid me seek in change of scene the charms that others see;
But were I in a foreign land, they'd find no change in me.
'Tis true that I behold no more the valley where we met,
I do not see the hawthorn-tree; but how can I forget?

For oh! there are so many things recall the past to me,—
The breeze upon the sunny hills, the billows of the sea;
The rosy tint that decks the sky before the sun is set;—
Ay, every leaf I look upon forbids me to forget.

They tell me she is happy now, the gayest of the gay;
They hint that she forgets me too,—I heed not what they say:
Perhaps like me she struggles with each feeling of regret;
But if she loves as I have loved, she never can forget.

The present arrangement for two flutes appeared with the title “Oh! No I'll Never Mention Her” in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833.