War Songs of the North: 3. Men of Arnor

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3. Men of Arnor

A song dating from the wars with Angmar (1409 –1974)

Men of Arnor! In the hollow,
Do ye hear like rushing billow
Wave on wave that surging follow
Battle's distant sound?

Tis the tramp of Angmar foemen,
Angmar spearmen, Angmar bowmen,
Be they wights or orcs or yeomen,
They shall bite the ground!

Loose the folds asunder,
Flag we conquer under!
The placid sky now bright on high,
Shall launch its bolts in thunder!

Onward! 'tis the country needs us,
He is bravest, he who leads us
Honor's self now proudly heads us,
Arnor scorns to yield!

Rocky steeps and passes narrow,
Flash with spear and flight of arrow
Who would think of death or sorrow?
Death is glory now!

Hurl the reeling horsemen over,
Let the earth dead foemen cover
Fate of friend, of wife, of lover,
Trembles on a blow!

Strands of life are riven!
Blow for blow is given
In deadly lock, or battle shock,
Backwards our foes are driven!

Men of Arnor! young or hoary,
Would you win a name in story?
Stike for home, for life, for glory,
Arnor scorns to yield!

For music and original lyrics, please see ‘Men of Harlech’: http://www.contemplator.com/wales/harlech2.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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