War Songs of the North: 1. Down by the Hoarwell

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1. Down by the Hoarwell

A 4th age commemoration of the Rangers

'Twas down by the Hoarwell, I met an old woman,
A'plucking young nettles, nor thought I was coming;
I listened awhile to the song she was humming,
Glory O, glory O, to our brave Ranger men.

'Tis fifty long years since I saw the moon beaming
And watched our defenders, their swords with light gleaming
I see them again, through all my days dreaming,
Glory O, glory O, to our brave Ranger men.

From the banks of the Hoarwell, the Rangers went wandr’ing,
O’er all of the king’s lands, our ancient trust keeping,
And they guarded the land, and to die they were willing,
Glory O, glory O, to our brave Ranger men.

Some died in the Angle, some died in the Wild,
But danger they’d courted since they were a child,
To hardship immune, and to death reconciled,
Glory O, glory O, to our brave Ranger men.

I passed on my way, and praised Eru I’d met her,
Be life long or short, I shall never forget her;
We may have great men, but we'll never have better.
Glory O, glory O, to our brave Ranger men.

For music and original lyrics, please see ‘Bold Fenian Men’: http://www.contemplator.com/ireland/fenian.html

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: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/02/05

Original Post: 12/13/04

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