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Traditional
  1. This ae nighte, this ae nighte,
    Every nighte and alle,
    Fire and fleet and candle-lighte,
    And Christe receive thy saule.
  2. When thou from hence away art past,
    Every nighte and alle,
    To Whinny-muir thou com'st at last;
    And Christe receive thy saule.
  3. If ever thou gavest hosen and shoon,
    Every nighte and alle,
    Sit thee down and put them on;
    And Christe receive thy saule.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. If ever thou gavest meat or drink,
    Every nighte and alle,
    The fire sall never make thee shrink;
    And Christe receive thy saule.
  8. 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.
  9. This ae nighte, this ae nighte,
    Every nighte and alle,
    Fire and fleet and candle-lighte,
    And Christe receive thy saule.