Carols of Middle-earth: 7. What Ring Is This?

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7. What Ring Is This?

To the tune 'What Child Is This?' (aka Greensleeves)

What ring is this, which, laid to rest
On Frodo's floor, is sleeping?
What magic ring has hidden been
Long in Bilbo’s safe-keeping?

This, this is the Ruling Ring,
Which long the Wise have been seeking:
Haste, haste to guard it safe,
The Ring, the Bane of Isildur!

So bring it to the Elven lord,
Journey forth from the Shire
Then south you go with fellowship bold
To throw it into the fire.

Veil, veil your movements now,
With night and rock and forest bough:
Grief, grief, the Ring is found,
The Ring, the Bane of Isildur!

A/N - Boromir, of course, would probably have preferred the more nearly traditional line "The Ring of rings, salvation brings"...

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: Elemmire

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Other

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/02/04

Original Post: 12/03/03

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Showing Off Our Poems & Songs - 2 stories - Owner: Poetry & Song
Here's a place for members to post one or two of the pieces they are most proud of.
Included because: All of my more promising poems are lying around unfinished at the moment, so I thought I'd include my first collection of carols instead. I'm proudest of "'Twas the Night Before Yuletide", but "Let It Blow!" is the most fun!

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