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Inspired from a post by YavannaValar: What are your favorite Tolkien poems/songs?
Poll: Inspired from a post by YavannaValar: What are your favorite Tolkien poems/songs?
Ho! Ho! Ho! 0 / 0%
The Cat and the Fiddle 5 / 5%
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil 2 / 2%
The Cat 0 / 0%
Sea Bell 0 / 0%
The Lays of Beleriand (all) 2 / 2%
The Lay of Leithian 4 / 4%
The Children of Hurin 2 / 2%
Chip the Glasses 5 / 5%
Far Over the Misty Mountains  9 / 9%
O! What Are You Doing? 0 / 0%
Fifteen Birds 1 / 1%
The Road Goes Ever On and On 8 / 8%
Three Rings for the Elven Kings 8 / 8%
Black Speech version of "Three Rings . . . " 0 / 0%
Sing Hey! for a Bath at the End of the Day 5 / 5%
Any or all of Tom B.'s songs 1 / 1%
There is an Inn, a Merry Old Inn  5 / 5%
All That is Gold 8 / 8%
Earendil was a Mariner 3 / 3%
Troll Sat Alone 2 / 2%
The Leaves were Long 3 / 3%
The World was Young, the Mountains Green 1 / 1%
I Sang of Leaves 2 / 2%
Ai! Laurie Lantar Lassi Surinen 5 / 5%
Any or all of Treebeard's songs/poems 1 / 1%
Any or all of the songs of the Rohirrim including Eomer's 4 / 4%
In Western Lands Beneath the Sun 3 / 3%
Sing Now ye People of the Tower of Anor 0 / 0%
Funeral Songs for Boromir 5 / 5%
Any or all of the ones I should have listed : ) 6 / 6%
100 total votes

Ethel Duath

Mar 11 2012, 4:38am

Post #1 of 17 (2133 views)
Inspired from a post by YavannaValar: What are your favorite Tolkien poems/songs? Can't Post

 I really fell in love with the Lay of Leithian a few years ago, and I'm also partial to a few others, including Galadriel's lament and the songs at Boromir's funeral.

What say you?WinkSmile

(This post was edited by Ataahua on Mar 11 2012, 5:05am)

Superuser / Moderator

Mar 11 2012, 5:05am

Post #2 of 17 (193 views)
While I voted for 'Three Rings for the Elven Kings' [In reply to] Can't Post

special mention goes to Where is the Horse and the Rider? (Especially given Bernard Hill's mesmerising version of it on film.)


Mar 11 2012, 5:21am

Post #3 of 17 (173 views)
to be fair... [In reply to] Can't Post

It's really individual versions of these that I particularly like.

And I didn't even vote for all I like.

Troll Sat Alone & Hey For a Bath by Rob Inglis

Bilbo's Last Song -Oliver (radio drama) version and Swann version

Gil-galad - Radio drama version (also by Hobbitons)

All That Is Gold - as sung by Brook Williams (with an extra verse he wrote)

Lament for Boromir - as sung by Broceliande

Namarie by Svenska Teatern

And finally, Gollum's riddle - which I think is called a song in the index to the books - which has these lines:

Drowns on dry land
Thinks an island
Is a mountain,
Thinks a fountain
Is a puff of air
So sleek, so fair!

I love how the rhyming scheme works out there. Inglis does a fair job of making it sing-songy.

Tol Eressea

Mar 11 2012, 5:45am

Post #4 of 17 (129 views)
I agree about "Where is the horse and the rider?" [In reply to] Can't Post

Isn't it Aragorn who actually recites that in the book? But it doesn't bother me that they gave it to Bernard Hill. That scene and Bernard's recitation give me goose bumps.

Tol Eressea

Mar 11 2012, 5:55am

Post #5 of 17 (144 views)
I voted for about 5... [In reply to] Can't Post

even though I really didn't care for the songs/poems the first couple of times I read the books; I basically skipped them. But little by little they grew on me. Actually, I did like The Cat and the Fiddle the first time because it amused me to think that a familiar nursery rhyme had its basis in a long forgotten past. I guess the next one to grow on me was The Road Goes Ever On and On because it touches on my sense of wanderlust. Of course "The Three Rings" and "All That is Gold" are important to the story and very evocative so I liked them immediately. I guess it was the longer ones that didn't seem to have a "purpose" that I usually skipped, but after reading the stories several times, and getting to know the back story better, the Lays were of much more interest.

(This post was edited by zarabia on Mar 11 2012, 5:57am)


Mar 11 2012, 3:35pm

Post #6 of 17 (173 views)
Now it's stuck in my head [In reply to] Can't Post

The road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began...

Tol Eressea

Mar 11 2012, 10:20pm

Post #7 of 17 (127 views)
All songs of Tom Bombadil, and all songs about Beleriand. // [In reply to] Can't Post


The Shire

Mar 11 2012, 10:56pm

Post #8 of 17 (130 views)
Stealing my ideas, are we? [In reply to] Can't Post

Just kidding! I like 15birds.

Ethel Duath

Mar 11 2012, 11:17pm

Post #9 of 17 (169 views)
Simply being inspired. [In reply to] Can't Post



Mar 12 2012, 8:19am

Post #10 of 17 (192 views)
The Ent and the Ent-wife for me [In reply to] Can't Post

One of my absolute favourites, and use to know it off by heart Smile

The Shire

Mar 12 2012, 7:49pm

Post #11 of 17 (126 views)
the fall of Gil-galad [In reply to] Can't Post

i sing it all the timeSmile


Mar 12 2012, 8:30pm

Post #12 of 17 (150 views)
Far over the Misty Mountains Cold is my favorite. [In reply to] Can't Post

By far.

But I also selected your last option, because I didn't see my other favorite, which I Gimli's Khazad-dum song.

Which is on the list, I just didn't recognize it...


The world was young, the mountains green,
No stain yet on the Moon was seen,
No words were laid on stream or stone,
When Durin woke and walked alone.
He named the nameless hills and dells;
He drank from yet untasted wells;
He stooped and looked in Mirrormere,
And saw a crown of stars appear,
As gems upon a silver thread,
Above the shadow of his head.

(This post was edited by RosieLass on Mar 12 2012, 8:30pm)

The Shire

Mar 12 2012, 11:16pm

Post #13 of 17 (152 views)
Three Rings for the Elven Kings [In reply to] Can't Post



Mar 13 2012, 2:06am

Post #14 of 17 (82 views)
I voted [In reply to] Can't Post

chip the glasses and all that is gold

Ethel Duath

Mar 13 2012, 2:33am

Post #15 of 17 (118 views)
That is actually one of my all time favorites as well. [In reply to] Can't Post

I can almost hear the echos in that hall whenever I read it. Smile

Ethel Duath

Mar 13 2012, 3:23am

Post #16 of 17 (82 views)
I love both of those; but unfortunately you have just inspired me to write a poem [In reply to] Can't Post

based on the way you phrased it!Wink (Unfortunately, that is, for those who choose to read it . . . CrazyBlush) It will be posted in Main shortly.

And I understand you also play violin. Yay for a fellow string player!Smile

Aunt Dora Baggins

Mar 13 2012, 4:26am

Post #17 of 17 (2661 views)
I voted for several,and also [In reply to] Can't Post

Little Princess Mee, and Goblin Feet and A Elbereth Gilthoniel

But I think my favorite is In Western Lands

(This post was edited by Aunt Dora Baggins on Mar 13 2012, 4:27am)


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