Filks from the Red Book: 12. Mordor Is a Blight

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12. Mordor Is a Blight

Author’s note:
Sung by Sam, Gollum, and Frodo from Silmarillion, the Musical. Based on “Everything’s Alright,” from Jesus Christ Superstar, lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The concept of Silmarillion: The Musical is borrowed from Cassie Claire’s Very Secret Diaries.

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(Sam)

You ought to be worried
You ought to be nervous
I don’t mean to upset you but
(oh) Don’t you know
Mordor is a blight
Yes Mordor is grim
And I know I won’t rest well tonight
Watching Gollum will destroy sleep tonight
We may try
To get by
But our danger increases each night

(Local fauna)

Mordor is a blight
Yes Mordor is a blight yes

(Sam)

Sleep and I shall watch you
Keep you and protect you
No harm upon your head
(oh) But I feel
Mordor is a blight yes
Mordor is grim
And it’s dark and the lands are drear
And I don’t think we can leave from here
Close your eyes
Close your eyes
Mr. Frodo
I will watch you tonight

(Local fauna)

Mordor is a blight
Yes Mordor is a blight yes

(Gollum)

Hobbit your stewed rabbit
Carefully cooked with herbs
Should have been left for me raw
Why has it been wasted?
It could have fed maybe
Ourself for three evenings or more
Precious who is hungry
Precious who is starving
Matters more
Than your silly stew

(Sam)

You ought to be worried
You ought to be nervous
I don’t mean to upset you but
(oh) Don’t you know
Mordor is a blight
Yes Mordor is grim
And I know I won’t rest well tonight
Watching Gollum will destroy sleep tonight
We may try
To get by
But our danger increases each night

(Local fauna)

Mordor is a blight
Yes Mordor is a blight yes

(Frodo)

Surely you’re not saying
We ought to turn back now
From distances dearly bought?
Although there is always
Danger before us now
Look at how far we’ve got!
Eat while you still can Sam
Sleep while you still can Sam
You’ll be lost
You’ll be so lonely
When I’m gone

(Sam)

Sleep and I shall watch you
Keep you and protect you
No harm upon your head
(oh) But I feel
Mordor is a blight yes
Mordor is grim
And it’s dark and the lands are drear
And I don’t think we can leave from here
Close your eyes
Close your eyes
Mr. Frodo
I will watch you tonight

(Local fauna)

Mordor is a blight
Yes Mordor is a blight yes

(Sam)

Close your eyes
Close your eyes
Mr. Frodo
I will watch you tonight

(repeat to fade)

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.

Story Information

Author: Celandine Brandybuck

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/02/04

Original Post: 03/08/03

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