The Lyke Wake Dirge : Version 1

 
Performed by:
Three Score and Ten
Recorded in:
Barnsley
Recorded on:
01/06/2006
Recorded by:
Three Score and Ten
Genre:
Ritual
Keywords:
Death
 

Archival information

TYG:
85
Key:
a
Time Signature:
Common
Roud id:
8194
Laws id:
Master title:
The Lyke Wake Dirge
Places Cited:
Whinny Moor

Lyrics

1
This ae neet, this ae neet,
Any neet and all.
Fire an’ fleet an’ candleleet
And Christ receive thy soul.

2
If thou from here our wake has passed,
To Whinny Moor thou comes at last.

3
And if ever thou gavest hosen or shoen,
Then sit ye down and put them on.

4
But if hosen or shoen thou ne’er gav’st nane,
The whinny will prick thee to thy bare bane.

5
And if ever thou gavest meat or drink,
The fire will never make thee shrink.

6
But if meat nor drink thou ne’er gav’st nane,
The fire will burn thee to thy bare bane.

7
And if thou from here our wake has passed,
To Purgatory fire thou com’st at last.

8
Repeat first stanza

Archival information

TYG:
85
Key:
a
Time Signature:
Common
Roud id:
8194
Laws id:
Master title:
The Lyke Wake Dirge
Places Cited:
Whinny Moor