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Old 07-22-2018, 10:59 AM   #1
Haunting Spirit
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Balfrog has just left Hobbiton.
Nonsense Rhyme

Was there meaning attributed by Tolkien to the words 'fal, lal, derry & dol' in Bombadil's poetry?

Ms. Seth seems to think so:


A potential linkage back to Michael Tolkien's Dutch Doll is an interesting idea. But, for me, just as intriguing is the willow-wren character from the Bombadil Goes Boating poem, and how buried in her notes that the 'happy day' of the poem might have been our St. Stephen's day December 26th!
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