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Lay, sad and miserable (5)


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'lay' is the definition.

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(Other definitions for dirge that I've seen before include "Funereal music" , "Dreary song" , "part of funeral, perhaps" , "air?" , "Melancholy song" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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