Filks from the Red Book: 19. Shireward Bound

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19. Shireward Bound

Author's note:

Sung by Sam Gamgee, written by the duo of Saruman and Glorfindel. Based on "Homeward Bound," by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

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I'm sitting in the Ephel Dúath
Got a half-hour to the end of my watch.
On a tour of Mordor's sights, my pans and rope are packed up tight,
And every day and every night I watch and then my thoughts take flight.
Shireward bound,
I wish I was
Shireward bound,
Shire, where the Gaffer's snoring,
Shire, where the roots are growing,
Shire, where my Rosie's waiting
Patiently for me.

Every day's a deadly dream
Of rock and waste and "are we seen."
And each league looks the same to me, the barren earth is all I see,
Though Mister Frodo's guiding me I know we both would rather be
Shireward bound,
I wish I was
Shireward bound,
Shire, where the Gaffer's snoring,
Shire, where the roots are growing,
Shire, where my Rosie's waiting
Patiently for me.

Tonight I'll munch lembas again
For Frodo's sake I will pretend.
But in the dark I cannot see and panic may take over me
Like water cold and silently might rise and start a'drowning me.
Shireward bound,
I wish I was
Shireward bound,
Shire, where the Gaffer's snoring,
Shire, where the roots are growing,
Shire, where my Rosie's waiting
Patiently for me.
Patiently for me.

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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