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Melephelwen 09-19-2002 07:05 AM

Who sang it?
A new quoting system... well, not really, but in this topic/game, you have to guess which song it is, and who sang it.

Eärendil was a mariner
that tarried in Arvernien;
he built a boat of timber felled
in Nimbrethil to journey in;
her sails he wove of silver fair,
of silver were her lanterns made,
her prow was fashioned like a swan,
and light upon her banners laid.
It's only the first verse, off course [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

elengil 09-19-2002 11:01 AM

The song is Eärendil was a mariner and Bilbo wrote and sang it in Rivendell.

Who sang:

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.

[ September 19, 2002: Message edited by: elengil ]

Melephelwen 09-19-2002 01:07 PM

It is the song about Gil-galad, and Sam sings it on the way to Rivendell, (just before Weathertop, if my memory is right?)

The cold hard lands
they bites our hands,
they gnaws our feet.
The rocks and stones
are like old bones
all bare of meat.
But stream and pool
is wet and cool:
so nice for feet!
And now we wish---
[ September 19, 2002: Message edited by: Melephelwen ]

Morgoth Bauglir 09-19-2002 08:05 PM


Melephelwen 09-20-2002 01:58 PM

Yup! Your turn! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

Morgoth Bauglir 09-20-2002 04:18 PM

o elbereth gilthoniel
silivren penna miriel
o menel aglar ellenath
gilthoniel A elbereth

thats out of memory so it might be wrong

Grey_pilgrim 09-21-2002 01:32 AM

Elves sang it in Rivendell, but also Galadriel, Elrond and the other Elves that left on the Grey Ship sang it on the way to the havens..i think [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

Morgoth Bauglir 09-21-2002 07:23 AM

correct u are.

Susan Delgado 09-23-2002 03:53 AM


The wind was on the weathered heath,
but in the forest stirred no leaf:
there shadows lay by night and day,
and dark things silent crept beneath ...

Melephelwen 09-27-2002 02:16 PM

Auch, that's a toughie... give me a moment and I'll return with a guess [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Susan Delgado 09-29-2002 05:53 PM

I can give you more of the song, if you want. That's just one verse [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Gliniel 09-29-2002 06:52 PM

Umm ... that was sang by the dwarves when they were in Beorn's house, right? Just a guess (*hides from stuff thrown at her*)

Susan Delgado 09-29-2002 07:06 PM

*tosses a rose* Congratulations! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

merlilot 09-29-2002 07:33 PM

Hey, that was cute. "Ducks from things thrown"..."tosses a rose"

...hopeless romantic...

Susan Delgado 09-29-2002 11:00 PM

Why thank you, merlilot [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

Gliniel 09-30-2002 09:38 AM

K, I guess it's my turn then right? This one's pretty easy, so I started kind of near the end so it wouldn't be a dead giveaway:

"Grey now as tears, gleaming silver,
red then it rolled, roaring water:
foam dyed with blood flamed at sunset;
as beacons mountains burned at evening;
red fell the dew in Rammas Echor."

Thanks for not throwing things at me that are TOO objectionable! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

merlilot 09-30-2002 03:00 PM

is it the song that the minstrel sang at theoden's funeral?

Gliniel 09-30-2002 06:08 PM

Not quite. Very close, though. Same instance.

Lothiriel Silmarien 10-01-2002 12:52 PM

Song of the Mounds of Mundberg

merlilot 10-01-2002 03:16 PM

Yeah, was that it?

off topic: when is the next time I get 'promoted' up from wight? Is it 200? Cuz I am at 176 as of this post.

Joy 10-01-2002 03:21 PM

250, each time it doubles.

Gliniel 10-01-2002 06:36 PM

Anyway ... yea, that's right Lothiriel. Quote on ...

merlilot 10-01-2002 07:18 PM

Ppppt. [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img] So I have roughly 75 more posts to go? What will I be then?

And please, quote on...I love this game. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

Legolas 10-01-2002 07:43 PM

merlilot - the scale (and answers to other questions you might have about the site) can be found in the Barrow-downs FAQ located at the top thread of The Books forum.

Welcome, btw.

[ October 01, 2002: Message edited by: Legalos ]

Lothiriel Silmarien 10-06-2002 02:44 PM

Ok, well I don't have my book right now, so I'll do an easy one. But I don't wanna give it away, so I'll only do some of the lines.


In the dark 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.

Susan Delgado 10-06-2002 03:05 PM

That is the song of the Barrow Wights, yes?

Susan Delgado 10-06-2002 03:14 PM

I'm almost positive about my guess above, so...

Farewell sweet earth and northen sky,
for ever blest, since here did lie
and here with lissom limbs did run
beneath the Moon, beneath the Sun...

Legolas 10-06-2002 10:18 PM


Susan Delgado 10-06-2002 10:26 PM


Legolas 10-07-2002 07:34 AM


Beyond the Sun, beyond the Moon, the foam was on the Sea,
And by the strand of Ilmarin there grew a golden Tree.
Beneath the stars of Ever-eve in Eldamar it shone,
In Eldamar beside the walls of Elven Tirion.

Glorfinniel the Lost 10-18-2002 09:22 PM

Galadriel's song of Eladamr?

Lothiriel Silmarien 10-19-2002 10:20 AM

And yes, in reply to Susan's answer, that was the song of the Barrow wights.

Legolas 10-21-2002 10:19 AM

Correct...go on!

gralin musicteeth 11-13-2002 07:10 PM

I'm enjoying this tremendously. please post....... anyone?

TolkienGurl 11-13-2002 07:33 PM


The world was fair, the mountains tall,
In Elder Days before the fall
Of mighty kings in Nargothrond
And Gondolin, who now beyond
The Western Seas have passed away...
This is my absolute favorite song in all of LOTR!

Melephelwen 11-14-2002 12:59 PM

Can you give a hint? I can't remember where it is, and I can't find it, and it really tickles(sp?) me, because I can remember, that I thought it was good! [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]

TolkienGurl 11-14-2002 01:46 PM

Hmm... well, one of the Fellowship sings/chants it. I can't say which book, though, because that would make it too easy! [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]

Melephelwen 11-14-2002 02:04 PM

Of course!! Now I remember!! Stupid me! It's the song Gimli sings in Moria, about the times of Dúrin!! And I even thought about it, but just blew it out again!!! [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

TolkienGurl 11-14-2002 02:11 PM

Good job! Now it's your turn. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Melephelwen 11-17-2002 01:55 PM


Tall ships and tall kings
Three times three,
What brought they from the foundered land
Over the flowing sea?
Seven stars and seven stones
And one white tree.

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