Hobbit Filk Challenge

Quest of the Ring, The

1. The Quest of the Ring

   
   
   
To the tune of: The Battle of New Orleans ~ By Johnny Horton In 1418 we left upon a quest Me self and Mister Frodo oh we swore we’d do our best. We joined with Pip and Merry while black riders we did flee, Then we met this man named Strider at the Prancing Pony – Bree. Chorus: Frodo hid the Ring but the evil stayed around him And now it called him stronger than it did awhile before. He put it on and the Dark Lord nearly found him But still he vowed to carry it until he could no more. We slogged through some marshes, cheated death on Weathertop, Then the Ringwraiths started chasing us, our journey couldn’t stop. The wound that Mister Frodo took, it wasn’t doing well But with Glorfindel’s assistance, we at last reached Rivendell. Chorus: Frodo hid the Ring but the evil stayed around him And now it called him stronger than it did awhile before. He put it on and the Dark Lord nearly found him But still he vowed to carry it until he could no more. Now Elrond said we’d avoid the Dark Lord’s Eye If we snuck with nine companions ent’ring Mordor on the sly. We packed up Bill the Pony, took a Wood Elf and Dwarf And with Gandalf as our leader our new Fellowship set forth. Chorus: Frodo hid the Ring but the evil stayed around him And now it called him stronger than it did awhile before. He put it on and the Dark Lord nearly found him But still he vowed to carry it until he could no more. Yes we fought with some orcs and we ran from the Watcher And lost Gandalf to a Balrog on the Bridge of Khazad-Dum. We stopped for awhile in Lorien the golden But even food and boats and gifts could not dispel the gloom. We paddled down the river ‘til we stopped at Amon Hen. Boromir he tried to take the Ring, the orcs attacked again. They scooped up Pip and Merry, leaving Boromir to die And Frodo tried to leave alone, I never asked him why. Chorus: Frodo hid the Ring but the evil stayed around him And now it called him stronger than it did awhile before. He put it on and the Dark Lord nearly found him But still he vowed to carry it until he could no more. Well we climbed some rocks, wandered ‘til we lost our way Then we captured that ol’ Gollum, Mister Frodo let him stay. He led us from Emyn Muil, the path he did persuade Then through Dead Marshes we did sneak to dark Morannon’s Gate. Chorus: Frodo hid the Ring but the evil stayed around him And now it called him stronger than it did awhile before. He put it on and the Dark Lord nearly found him But still he vowed to carry it until he could no more. Ol’ Gollum said that there was another path So he lead us from the great Black Gate, away from Sauron’s wrath. Some southern Rangers captured us, to Henneth Annun bound But Faramir he set us free, his quality was found. Chorus: Frodo hid the Ring but the evil stayed around him And now it called him stronger than it did awhile before. He put it on and the Dark Lord nearly found him But still he vowed to carry it until he could no more. Yes we climbed up some stairs, I lost my master to a spider, Took the Ring and followed Frodo to an orc-infested tower. The orcs killed each other, and we fled into Mordor Closer to the Crack of Doom we ventured by the hour. Now the food was gone and the water running low With Mister Frodo fading fast, the progress it was slow. We reached the mountain’s ashy slopes, to scale it our design When Frodo fell, I hitched him up, the last steps they were mine. Chorus: Frodo hid the Ring but the evil stayed around him And now it called him stronger than it did awhile before. He put it on and the Dark Lord nearly found him But still he vowed to carry it until he could no more. Well the fire was reached, but he couldn’t let it go Then Gollum took his finger off, and screaming fell below And as the dark and evil Ring did melt away at last The dark lord’s reign and realm became a nightmare of the past. Chorus: Frodo hid the Ring but the evil stayed around him And now it called him stronger than it did awhile before. He put it on and the Dark Lord nearly found him But still he vowed to carry it until he could no more.

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.

   
   
   

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Author: Vistula the Dunadan

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/10/05

Original Post: 04/09/05

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