Filks from the Red Book: 7. Me and That Gimli

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7. Me and That Gimli

Author’s note:

This was inspired by a challenge from Eledhwen. Based on “Me and My Shadow,” lyrics by Billy Rose, music by Al Jolson and Dave Dreyer, as sung by Robbie Williams and Jonathon Wilkes in duet.


Gimli: Like a diamond clings to the stone
Like a Dwarf from his cave cannot be
Like you’ll never get rid of your shadow
Leg’, you’ll never get rid of me

If the Hobbits all disappear
Whatever happens, I’ll be here

Legolas: Me and that Gimli
Gimli: We’re closer than Elf and Dwarf ever have been
We’re acting like brothers (if under the skin)
Legolas: Bashing Orcs at old Helm’s Deep
Gimli: Wherever you find him, I’ll be there, again
Closer than an arrow in the valley of the shadow

Legolas: Me and that Gimli
We’re closer than Sam and Frodo on quest
We’re friends, no arguing who’s better dressed
Not an Orc can beat either of us
We kill them with little fuss

Together: And when it’s time to ride
Down to Gondor
We share a horse
Gimli can’t hide
All his horror
Legolas of course
Will not worry

Legolas: Me and that Gimli
Gimli: And now to repeat what I said at the start
Even the blue ocean won’t break us apart
Legolas: Oceans won’t scare him with me

Gimli: Before we get finished, we’ll go to Valinor
We’ll see the Ringbearers and then a few more
Elves and the Valar, we’ll have time for it all
Life is gonna be a real ball
For Legolas and 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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