So, I'm actually a native American English speaker, but I can't figure out what 'aye' could mean in this song.
"At the sad decree...they'll depart for aye", "for alas I'm doomed...for aye".
I already know aye can mean "yes", but it doesn't make sense here. I looked it up and could only find the Scottish "always/still" (which is archaic, on top of that), but I still have doubts, especially since the speakers are from Southern USA (North Carolina).
So, does the phrase "for aye" really mean "for always; forever" or is it something else? Thanks for any input! :D