Matt Berninger & Andrew Bird "A Lyke Wake Dirge"
Published Jul 08, 2014Not only did the National's Matt Berninger record the theme song for AMC's 1770s period drama Turn, he also teamed up with Andrew Bird for a song on the show's recent season finale. Now, their version of "A Lyke Wake Dirge" has emerged in full.
This is a traditional English folk song, so it's not too much of a surprise that it sounds rustic and extremely antiquated. It's filled with acoustic strums, plaintive fiddle, and solemn croons about the soul's voyage into the afterlife. It should get you into the 18th century mood.
Hear it below.