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Who Wouldn't Be A Ranger

1. Who Wouldn't Be A Ranger?

   
   
   

Up to your waist in water,
Up to your eyes in mud,
Stains all over your tunic,
But your sword is free of blood.
Who wouldn't be a ranger?
That's what we all enquire.
For we pity the peasants
As we sit beside our fire.

Oh, oh, oh, we fight the dark.
Who wouldn't be a ranger?
All else is cold and stark.

After battle is over
We long for a nice soft bed,
But cheerfully we carry on
And fight foul beasts instead.
What do we want with eggs and ham?
When we've got chunks of tough dried lamb?
March on. Straight Ahead.
Never mind how much we’ve bled.

Oh, oh, oh, we fight the dark.
Who wouldn't be a ranger?
All else is cold and stark.

The common men do grumble,
But when do we complain?
We raise our swords to greet our foes,
Even when in pain.
Our people strive to save this land
From an evil end.
We want you, and all free men,
To join us here my friend.

Oh, oh, oh, we fight the dark.
Who wouldn't be a ranger?
All else is cold and stark.


So gather round the cook pot
And smell the lovely stew.
Don’t ever think the Chieftain
Gets better food than you!
We wake up in the morning
And greet the rising sun,
Come join us rangers – bring your swords!
For fighting is such fun!


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This is a filk of the song: It's A Lovely War


This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

   
   
   

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Author: Elvenesse

Status: General

Completion: Complete

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Last Updated: 01/28/05

Original Post: 01/08/05

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