The Oxford Book of Ballads - online book

A Selection Of The Best English Lyric Ballads Chosen & Edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch

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A LYKE-WAKE DIRGE
ni If ever thou gavest hosen and shoon,
Every nighte and alle, Sit thee down and put them on :
And Christe receive thy saule.
IV If hosen and shoon thou ne'er gav'st nane
Every nighte and alle, The whinnes sail prick thee to the bare bane;
And Christe receive thy saule.
v
From whinny-muir when thou may'st pass,
Every nighte and alle, To Brig o' Dread thou com'st at last;
And Christe receive thy saule.
VI
From Brig o' Dread when thou may'st pass,
Every nighte and alle, To Purgatory fire thou com'st at last;
And Christe receive thy saule.
VII
If ever thou gavest meat or drink,
Every nighte and alle, The fire sail never make thee shrink;
And Christe receive thy saule.
Mil 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.
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