The Hornburg
Howard Shore Lyrics

Hwær cwóm helm? Hwaer cwóm byrne?
Hwær cwóm feax flówende?
Hwær cwóm hand on hearpestrenge?
Hwær cwóm scir fýr scinende?
Hwær cwóm lencten and hærfest?
Hwær cwóm héah corn weaxende?
Hwá gegaderath wuduréc of
wealdholte byrnende?
Oððe gesiehth of gársecge
ðá géar gewendende?

'Where is the helm and the hauberk,
and the bright hair flowing?
Where is the hand on the harp string,
and the red fire glowing?
Where is the spring and the harvest
and the tall corn growing?
Who shall gather the smoke of
the dead wood burning?
Or behold the flowing years
from the Sea returning?'

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C3 Strider

I love this one

Mark Beumer



Not one of the best compositions in this soundtrack.


I'd appreciate it if y'all stopped spamming this comment section with stupid rambling and random insults, and just enjoy this beautiful piece of music. Thanks

guy man

​@VunderGuy That much pseudo-intellectual anger over a movie quote shows us that you're the real subhuman, autistic freak.


@VunderGuy Stop being a sperg and talk like a normal person. Who the hell calls someone "sub-human" over a fucking quote.


@Kevin A.

Don't quote filth when talking about the Lord of the Rings.

In fact, never quote anything having to do with Jeff Bridges or John Goodman when discussing the Lord of the Rings.

No, what he said wasn't an opinion, it was a claim to truth, and no, the truth claim that he was making a claim to truth was not an opinion. Furthermore, neither is it an opinion that people who, when confronted with a claim to truth, give an obvious cop out like 'Well, that's just like your opinion, man,' are sub-humans incapable of offering a challenge, so thus, they have to try and make the whole discussion irrelevant because they don't have an intellectual leg to stand on.

Now, have a nice day, sir. ;D And yes, I'm being EXTRAORDINARILY passive aggressive, especially with that 'have a nice day, sir,' and that ain't an opinion either, or even a truth claim, but capital T truth right there, numb-nuts.

Kevin A.

"Well that's just like your opinion, man" - The Dude.

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