a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Our Mutual Friend

Lyrics & Music: Neil Hannon

Published by: BMG Music Publishing Ltd.

Originally interpreted by: The Divine Comedy

Covered by: The Divine Comedy & Duke Special / Daisy Chapman / Peter Jöback / Fauré Quartet / Geraldine Quinn / Tom Chaplin / Pablo Jubany / Alondra Bentley & Jacobo Serra / Bastien Lucas / Catastrophe


To see the lyrics, click on the name of the version you are interested in (on the left).




The lyrics and the music were written by Neil Hannon. It was recorded for Absent Friends.

The "song that Neil can't sing anymore" is Scott Walker's 'The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore', but obviously he was not allowed to keep the title. Neil discovered his idol with this song.

Our Mutual Friend is a novel by Charles Dickens.