As the four brothers carried the coffin out of the church, the organist played a sad and measured dirge. The four men in black walked in slow time to the organ’s sorrowful dirge as they carried the body of their beloved deceased friend. A large gathering of mourners slowly walked behind the coffin as the dirge played on and filled the air with the funeral song that only aided in helping tears flow.
Quiz: What is a dirge?
- A slow, sad death song, usually played at funerals.
- A feeling of painful grief and loss.
- A bond between close, life-long friends.