The Lyke Wake Dirge : Version 2

 
Performed by:
Ray Black
Recorded in:
Harrogate
Recorded on:
27/01/2008
Recorded by:
Mark Ellison
Genre:
Ritual
Keywords:
Death
 

Archival information

TYG:
86
Key:
F# Aeolian
Time Signature:
6/8
Roud id:
8194
Laws id:
Master title:
The Lyke Wake Dirge
Places Cited:
Whinny Moor

Lyrics

1
This ya neet, this ya neet,
Ivvery neet an’ all,
Fire an’ fleet an’ cannle leet,
An’ Christ tak up thy soul.

2
When thoo frae hence away art passed, etc.
To Whinny Moor thoo comes at last, etc.

3
If ivver thoo gave owther hosen or shoon,
Clap thee doon an’ put ’em on.

4
Bud if hosen or shoon thoo nivver gave neean,
T’ winnies’ll prick thee sair ti t’ beean.

5
Frae Whinny Moor if thoo may’st pass,
To t’ Brigg o’ Dreead thoo’ll come at last.

6
If ivver thoo gave o’ thy siller an’ gowd,
At t’ Brigg o’ Dreead thoo’ll find foothold.

7
Bud if siller an’ gowd thoo nivver gave neean,
Thoo’ll doon doon tummle toward hell fleeames.

8
Frae Brigg o’ Dreead if thoo may’st pass,
To t’ fleeames o’ Hell thoo’ll come at last.

9
If ivver thoo gave owther bite or sup,
T’ fleeames’ll nivver catch thee up.

10
Bud if bite or sup thoo nivver gave neean,
T’ fleeames’ll bon thee sair ti t’ beean.

Coda
This ya neet, this ya neet,
Ivvery neet an’ all.

Archival information

TYG:
86
Key:
F# Aeolian
Time Signature:
6/8
Roud id:
8194
Laws id:
Master title:
The Lyke Wake Dirge
Places Cited:
Whinny Moor