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Topic Subject: O Elbereth! Githoniel!
posted 10-26-07 10:57 PM EDT (US)   
No, the thread isn't about Elbereth and Githoniel per se. But rather, I was thinking about how much I like the songs/poetry is LotR and started wondering which song was my favorite. So, naturally, I'd like to see yours as well!

Though I like most of them, my favorite is probably either:
Snow-white! Snow-white! O Lady clear!
O Queen beyond the Western Seas!
O light to us that wander here
amid the world of woven trees!

Gilthoniel! O Elbereth!
Clear are thy eyes and bright thy breath!
Snow-white! Snow-white! We sing to thee
in a far land beyond the Sea.

O stars that in the sunless year
with shining hand by her were sown,
in windy fields now bright and clear
we see your silver blossom blown!

O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!
We still remember, we who dwell
in this far land beneath the trees,
thy starlight on the Western Seas.
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

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posted 10-26-07 11:13 PM EDT (US)     1 / 7  
I would definitely agree that the "Road goes ever on and on" is my favourite. In second place is the drinking song that Merry and Pippin sing in the Green Dragon in the beginning of the Fellowship of the Ring. In the movie, they sing it at the party in Rohan after the victory at Helm's Deep.

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posted 10-27-07 03:13 AM EDT (US)     2 / 7  

The Fall of Gil-Galad:
Gil-Galad was an Elven-king.
Of him the harpers sadly:
the last whose realm was fair and free
between the Mountains and the Sea.

His sword was long, his lance was keen,
his shining helm afar was seen;
the countless stars of heaven's field
were mirrored in his silver shield.

But long ago he rode away,
and where he dwelleth none can say;
for into darkness fell his star
in Mordor where the shadows are.
A! Elbereth Gilthoniel!:
A! Elbereth Gilthoniel!
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!
And the Wight's Chant:
Cold be hand and heart and bone,
and cold be sleep under stone:
never more to wake on stony bed,
never, till the Sun fails and the Moon is dead.
In the black wind the stars shall die,
and still on gold here let them lie,
till the dark lord lifts his hand
over dead sea and withered land.
And Aeneas stole Bilbo's Walking Song!

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posted 10-27-07 10:01 AM EDT (US)     3 / 7  
Merely because I like the sound of Quenya:

Ai! laurië lantar lassi súrinen,
yéni únótimë ve rámar aldaron!
Yéni ve lintë yuldar avánier
mi oromardi lissë-miruvóreva
Andúnë pella, Vardo tellumar
nu luini yassen tintilar i eleni
ómaryo airetári-lírinen.

Sí man i yulma nin enquantuva?

An sí Tintallë Varda Oiolossëo
ve fanyar máryat Elentári ortanë
ar ilyë tier undulávë lumbulë
ar sindanóriello caita mornië
i falmalinnar imbë met,ar hísië
untúpa Calaciryo míri oialë.
Sí vanwa ná, Rómello vanwa, Valimar!

Namárië! Nai hiruvalyë Valimar!
Nai elyë hiruva! Namárië!
posted 10-28-07 03:58 PM EDT (US)     4 / 7  
Ah, Namárië!. The largest collection of Quenya recorded.

I'd have to say that The Road Goes Ever On is my favorite.

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posted 11-01-07 11:26 AM EDT (US)     5 / 7  
[]I'd have to say that The Road Goes Ever On is my favorite.

I love it too.

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posted 11-02-07 11:28 AM EDT (US)     6 / 7  
There is an inn, a merry old inn
beneath an old grey hill,
And there they brew a beer so brown
That the Man in the Moon himself came down
one night to drink his fill.

The ostler has a tipsy cat
that plays a five string fiddle;
And up and down he runs his bow,
Now squeaking high, now purring low,
now saving in the middle.

The landlord keeps a little dog
that is mighty fond of jokes;
When there's good cheer among the guests,
He cocks an ear at all the jests
and laughs until he chokes.

They also keep a hornéd cow
as proud as any queen;
But music turns her head like ale,
And makes her weave her tufted tail
and dance upon the green.

And O! the rows of silver dishes
and the store of silver spoons
For Sunday there's a special pair,
And these they polish up with care
on Saturday afternoons.

The Man in the Moon was drinking deep,
and the cat began to wail;
A dish and spoon on the table danced,
The cow in the garden madly pranced,
and the little dog chased his tail.

The Man in the Moon took another mug,
and then rolled beneath his chair;
And there he dozed and dreamed of ale,
Till in the sky the stars were pale,
and dawn was in the air.

Then the ostler said to his tipsy cat:
'The white horses of the Moon,
They neigh and champ their silver bits;
But their master's been and drowned his wits,
and the Sun'll be rising soon!'

So the cat on his fiddle played hey-diddle-diddle,
a jig that would wake the dead:
He squeaked and sawed and quickened the tune,
While the landlord shook the Man in the Moon:
'It's after three!' he said.

They rolled the Man slowly up the hill
and bundled him into the Moon
While his horses galloped up in rear,
And the cow came capering like a deer,
and a dish ran up with the spoon.

Now quicker the fiddle went deedle-dum-diddle;
the dog began to roar,
The cow and the horses stood on their heads;
The guests all bounded from their beds
and danced upon the floor.

With a ping and a pong the fiddle-strings broke!
the cow jumped over the Moon,
and the little dog laughed to see such fun,
And the Saturday dish went off at a run
with the silver Sunday spoon.

The round Moon rolled behind the hill,
as the Sun raised up her head.
She hardly believed her firey eyes;
For though it was day, to her surprise
they all went back to bed!

"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.
- Isaiah 40:8 -
posted 12-20-07 09:32 AM EDT (US)     7 / 7  
Yea thats a good one^.

I like every Bombadil song, so happy and nonsensical

Altough, I suppose there are more moving songs....Hmm...Gimmie a little while....

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[This message has been edited by Slickman_G (edited 12-20-2007 @ 09:33 AM).]

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