I was obsessed with the song American Pie when it came out and tried to discern the meaning of the song. There's a line in it that goes, "And we sang dirges in the dark . . ." and I still remember the meaning of dirge from that. Thanks for playing along!
Dirge is an old word for me as I love singing the very old songs, although not the sad, funeral types. I love Kathy's remembrance of dirges in American Pie.