If hosen and shoon thou ne'er gav'st nane

Anna Clare McDuff amcduff at math.sunysb.edu
Thu May 1 07:06:24 EDT 2003


	Oops, just realised that something went wrong with my copy & paste
job. Nothing in italics copied! The full dirge is this.

This ae nighte, this ae nighte,
  -- Every nighte and alle,
 Fire and fleet and candle-lighte,
  And Christe receive thy saule.

 When thou from hence away art past,
  -- Every nighte and alle,
 To Whinny-Muir thou com'st at last;
  And Christe receive thy saule.

 If ever thou gavest hosen and shoon,
  -- Every nighte and alle,
 Sit thee down and put them on;
  And Christe receive thy saule.

 If hosen and shoon thou ne'er gav'st nane
  -- Every nighte and alle,
 The whinnes sall prick thee to the bare bane;
  And Christe receive thy saule.

 From Whinny-muir when thou mayst pass,
  -- Every nighte and alle,
 To Brig o' Dread thou com'st at last;
  And Christe receive thy saule.

 From Brig o' Dread when thou mayst pass,
  -- Every nighte and alle,
 To Purgatory fire thou com'st at last;
  And Christe receive thy saule.

 If ever thou gavest meat or drink,
  -- Every nighte and alle,
 The fire sall never make thee shrink;
  And Christe receive thy saule.

 If meat or drink thou ne'er gav'st nane,
  -- Every nighte and alle,
 The fire will burn thee to the bare bane;
  And Christe receive thy saule.

 This ae nighte, this ae nighte,
  -- Every nighte and alle,
 Fire and fleet and candle-lighte,
  And Christe receive thy saule.


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