Bilbo's Song
Howard Shore Lyrics

text by J.R.R. TOLKIEN, translation by DAVID SALO

Im nauthon nan naur nu ngilith
O naid i gennin im,
O lyth e-barth a gwilwilith
Ne laer i vanner lim.

(( I sit beside the fire and think
Of all that I have seen,
Of meadow-flowers and butterflies
In summers that have been; ))

O lhiath a golas malen
Ne daint i lais gwennin,
Na chith ah anor celebren
A gwaewath or find nin

(( Of yellow leaves and gossamer
In autumns that there were,
With morning mist and silver sun
And wind upon my hair. ))

Im nauthon na naur vi vuil
Maven natha i ardhon
Ias tol i riw ben ethuil
Ir im u-genithon.

(( I sit beside the fire and think
Of how the world will be
When winter comes without a spring
That I shall ever see. ))

An nadath laew nar annan
I ulu im cennin.
Vin eryn ned ethuil ban
Nar ennas laegath gwin.

(( For still there are so many things
That I have never seen.
In every wood in every spring
There is a different green. ))

Im hevin nan naur a nauthon
O gwaith nedin lu iaur
A gwaith i cenitha ardhon
Ir istathon u aur.

(( I sit beside the fire and think
Of people long ago,
And people who will see a world
That I shall never know. ))

Dan iar im nan naur peliel
Oh aurath ioer nauthon
Laston a thail etheliel
A lemmaid nan annon.

(( But all the while I sit and think
Of times there were before,
I listen for returning feet
And voices at the door. ))

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Farewell, Ian Holm. Rest in Peace.


"I think I'm quite ready for another adventure..." 💔 Rest in peace, Sir Ian Holm

mntdewman 38

"I think I'm quite ready for another adventure." - Bilbo Baggins
Farewell Ian Holm

Trash Panda

If Tolkien were alive I’d like to believe he would have been impressed by the films and if not at least loved the music


@chris sonofpear1 he basically hated every adaptation on his books

chris sonofpear1

@Brody Jeanotte Only parts of them.

William Mullikin

the music and the beauty of the films in spite of all the flaws

Brody Jeanotte

nah man he would hate the movies

CreepyCreep 333

Me too


Namárië, sir Ian.

"And the ship went out into the High Sea and passed into the West, until at last on a night of rain [he] smelled a sweet fragrance on the air and heard the sound of singing that came over the water. And then...the grey rain-curtain turned all to silver glass and was rolled back, and he beheld white shores and beyond them a far green country under a swift sunrise." -- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Book II, Chapter IX: The Grey Havens

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