Carols in Middle-earth

Carols of Middle-earth

5. Carol of the Drums

Sung to Gandalf by the Moria Choir, to the tune of 'Carol of the Bells'

Hark how the drums,
deep booming drums,
beat out your doom,
in Khazad-dûm

Balrog is near,
you shake with fear,
even the wise,
meet their demise,

Boom boom boom boom
This is your tomb
Shadow and flame
Whisper your name

Down from below
Rises your foe
Flame ev'ry where
Filling the air

Oh how they pound,
raising the sound,
hope falls away,
from wizard grey,

Here is the end
you apprehend
now take the rear,
Balrog is here,

Scary, scary, scary, scary Balrog
Scary, scary, scary, scary Balrog,
On on they send,
on without end,
verdict is in, you cannot win.
Boom Boom boom boom, boom Boom


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Author: Elemmire

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Last Updated: 01/02/04

Original Post: 12/03/03

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