Middle-earth Holiday Carols: 1. The Mallorn and Niphredil

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1. The Mallorn and Niphredil

Author's note:
This is a traditional old Lothlórien carol, sung to the tune “The Holly and the Ivy.”

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The mallorn and niphredil
When they are both in bloom
Of all the trees that are in the wood
The mallorn bears the crown

Refrain:
Oh the rising of the stars
And the running of the stream
The blowing of lord Manwë's winds
Sweet singing of Varda

The mallorn wears a pale bark
As tall as any tower
And Arien moves 'cross the sky
To count off every hour

[Refrain]

The mallorn bears a blossom
As bright as any gold
And Tilion shall follow her
Until Arda grows old

[Refrain]

The mallorn bears its gold leaves
Throughout the winter chill
Eärendil shall guide us home
To Valinor, there still

[Refrain]

The mallorn bears a ripe nut
As wholesome as the day
And we shall see Ilúvatar
And music for him play

[Refrain]

The mallorn and niphredil
When they are both in bloom
Of all the trees that are in the wood
The mallorn bears the crown

[Refrain]

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: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/25/03

Original Post: 11/26/02

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