When I got on A TOLKIENIST’S PERSPECTIVE, (wonderful website by the way. made me want to blog about Middle-earth and stuff related to it) I noticed a new post. I read it, and turns out, today’s Tolkien reading day! This is great! This will be my first time celebrating a Tolkien holiday! According to the post, This day, marking the destruction of the One Ring in The Lord of the Rings, is meant to praise the author’s works and encourage people to read Tolkien by quoting favourite passages.
According to the post again, this years theme is poetry, but when I went to the Tolkien Society, it said this years theme is Poetry and Song. Which is really good since There is a lot of Poetry and songs in Tolkien’s works. In fact, he has more poetry and songs in his books than any other writer!
In this post I’m going to write my favorite songs from The Hobbit. In this post not only will I show the lyrics from the books, I will also show videos of the song.
Chapter: 1, page: 12
Chip the glasses and crack the plates!
Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates-
Smash the bottles and burn the corks!
Cut the cloth and tread on the fat!
Pour the milk on the pantry floor!
Leave the bones on the bedroom mat!
Splash the wine on every door!
Dump the crocks in a boiling bowl;
Pound them up with a thumping pole;
And when you’ve finished, if any are whole,
Send them down the hall to roll!
That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates!
So, carefully! Carefully selected with the plates!
Chapter: 1, page: 14-15
Far over The misty mountains cold
From dungeons deep, and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold.
The Dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
While hammers fell like ringing bells
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
In hollow halls beneath the fells.
For ancient king and elvish lord
There many a gleaming and golden hoard
They shaped and wrought, and light they caught
To hide in gems on hilt of sword.
On silver necklaces they strung
The flowering stars, on crowns they hung
The dragon-fire, in twisted wire
They meshed the light of Moon and Sun.
Far over the most mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away, here break of day,
To claim our long forgotten gold.
Goblets they carved there for themselves
And harps of gold; where no man delves
There lay they long, and many a song
Was sung unheard by men or elves.
The pines were roaring on the height,
The winds were moaning in the night.
The fire was red, it flaming spread;
The trees like torches blazed with light.
The bells were ringing in the Dale
And men looked up with faces pale;
Then dragon’s fire more fierce than fire
Laid low their towers and houses frail.
The mountain smoked beneath the moon;
The Dwarves, they heard the tramp of doom.
They fled their hall To dying fall
Beneath his feet, beneath the moon.
Far over the misty mountains grim
To dungeons deep and caverns dim
We must away, here break if day,
To win our harps and gold from him.
Chapter: 19, page: 297-289
The Dragon is withered,
His bones are now crumbled:
His armor is shivered,
His splendor is humbled!
Though sword shall be rusted
And throne and crown perish
With strength that men trusted
And wealth that they cherish,
Here grass is still growing,
And leaves are yet swinging,
The white water flowing,
And elves are yet singing
Come back to the valley!
The stars are far brighter
Than gems without measure,
The moon is far whiter
Than silver in treasure:
The fire is more shining
On hearth in the gloaming
Than gold won by mining,
So why go a-roaming?
Come back to the valley.
O! Where are you going,
So late in returning?
The river is flowing,
The stars are all burning!
O! Whither so laden,
So sad and so dreary?
Here elf and elf-maiden
Now welcome the weary
Come back to the valley,
After I finish this post, I’m going To the customizer, and set the milestone widget to sept. 22; that’s Hobbit day, where we celebrate Frodo and Bilbo’s birthday.
I know what I’m going to do on Hobbits day:
I’m going to be barefoot all day, eat a lot, have “6 meals a day,” and read what I can of the Hobbit. That means I’m going to read the hobbit until Hobbits day is over, even if I don’t finish it, which is obvious that I won’t.
Until then, I’m going to continue on The fellowship of the ring.