Filks from the Red Book: 20. Tuckborough Fair

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20. Tuckborough Fair

Author's note:

Sung by Merry near the end of his life, another from the pens of the duo of Saruman and Glorfindel. Based on "Scarborough Fair," as sung by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, though it is really a traditional folk tune.

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Are you going to Tuckborough Fair?
Athelas, niphredil, mallorn.
Remember me to one who lives there.
Tell him news of Rohan's bright horn.

Tell him that Merry is off to the south.
Athelas, niphredil, mallorn.
No jest nor joke, this is but the truth
Returning now to Rohan the horn.

Tell him to leave to his son all his land
Athelas, niphredil, mallorn.
Between Little Delving and the White Downs,
And come with me to take Rohan's horn.

Tell him we'll ride with the sun on our brows
Athelas, niphredil, mallorn.
Towards the warm south to renew all our vows
And mark our course by blowing that horn.

Are you going to Tuckborough Fair?
Athelas, niphredil, mallorn.
Remember me to one who lives there.
Tell him news of Rohan's bright horn.

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.

Story Information

Author: Celandine Brandybuck

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/02/04

Original Post: 03/08/03

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