Great Dirge fan product for all Dirge music lovers. More I Love Dirge are also available. A dirge is a sombre song expressing mourning or grief, such as would be appropriate for performance at a funeral. The English word dirge is derived from the Latin Dirige, Domine, Deus meus, in conspectu tuo viam meam , the first words of the first antiphon in the Matins of the Office for the Dead. The original meaning of dirge in English referred to this office.