Friday, November 22, 2013

MEC Day Twenty Two: An Elven Maid There Was of Old

Gandalf: The world is not in your books and maps. It's out there.
Bilbo: I can't just go running off into the blue! I am a Baggins of Bag End!
Gandalf: You are also a Took. Did you know that your great-great-great-great Uncle Bullroarer Took was so large he could ride a real horse?
Bilbo: Yes.
Gandalf: Well he could! At the Battle of Greenfields, he charged the Goblin ranks. He swung his club so hard, it knocked the Goblin King's head clean off and it sailed a hundred yards through the air and went down a rabbit hole. And thus the battle was won, and the game of golf invented at the same time.
Bilbo: I do believe you made that up.
Gandalf: Well, all good stories deserve embellishment. You'll have a tale or two to tell of your own when you come back.
Bilbo: Can you promise that I will come back?
Gandalf: No. And if you do... you will not be the same.


I love the Lament for Boromir that Legolas and Aragorn sing in the beginning of The Two Towers, but today I'm going to choose the Song of Nimrodel.  Legolas sings it to the Fellowship when they are traveling in Lothlorien.  It tells of the tragic deaths of Nimrodel and of Amroth who loved her.

Song of Nimrodel

Lament for Boromir

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Miss Melody Muffin


  1. Don't you wish Tolkien included actual music with the lyrics to his songs? I'd love to be able to sing these like I do Broadway songs. Of course, Howard Shore helped out a lot by putting music to some of the songs, but it's not quite the same, because I want ALL the songs!! :D

    These are amazing, by the way. Tolkien writes beautiful poetry.

  2. Favorite-In Book Song. I would have to chose either the Song of Nimrodel or The Lay of Luthien.


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