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The Song of the King under the Mountain

Type: Songs & Stories

Description:"Some began to sing snatches of old songs concerning the return of the King under the Mountain; that it was Thror's grandsom not Thror himself that had come back did not bother them at all. Others took up the song and it rolled loud and high over the lake.

The King beneath the mountains,
The King of carven stone,
The lord of silver fountains
Shall come into his own!

His crown shall be upholden,
His harp shall be restrung,
His halls shall echo golden
To songs of yore re-sung.

The woods shall wave on mountains
And grass beneath the sun;
His wealth shall flow in fountains
And the rivers golden run.

The streams shall run in gladness,
The lakes shall shine and burn,
All sorrow fail and saness
At the Mountain-king's return!
So they sang, or very like that, only there was a great deal more of it, and there was much shouting as well as the music of harps and of fiddles mixed up with it."

A Warm Welcome, pg. 210-211, The Hobbit

Contributors: Still Anonymous, 02/29/04

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