Tag: dirge

Lyke Wake Dirge chords – The Young Tradition

 Am D Am 
This ae nighte, this ae nighte
 Em B 
Any nighte and alle
 C Bm C B 
Fire and fleet and candle-lighte
     Am C A 
And Christe receive thy saule

    C Bm C B 
If thou from here away dost pass
 Em B 
Any nighte and alle
    C Bm C B 
To Whinny-muir thou com'st at last
     Am C A 
And Christe receive thy saule

    C Bm C B 
If thou gavest ever hosen or shoon
 Em B 
Any nighte and alle
      C Bm C B 
Then sit ye down and put them on
     Am C A 
And Christe receive thy saule

        C Bm C B 
But if hosen or shoon thou ne'er gav'st nane
 Em B 
Any nighte and alle
     C Bm C B 
The whinny will prick thee to thy bare bane
     Am C A 
And Christe receive thy saule

    C Bm C B 
If thou from there away dost pass
 Em B 
Any nighte and alle
    C Bm C B 
To Purgatory fire thou com'st at last
     Am C A 
And Christe receive thy saule

    C Bm C B 
If thou gav'st ever meat or drink
 Em B 
Any nighte and alle
     C Bm C B 
The fire will never make thee shrink
     Am C A 
And Christe receive thy saule

        C Bm C B 
But if meat or drink thou gav'st nane
 Em B 
Any nighte and alle
     C Bm C B 
The fire will burn thee to thy bare bane
     Am C A 
And Christe receive thy saule