Yuletide Songs: 4. The Downfall of the Eye

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4. The Downfall of the Eye

To the tune of the Polish carol "The Coming of our King":

Hark! Do you hear how the Eagle voices cry,
Bearing the news of the downfall of the Eye? repeat
For his Ring's destruction has saved us;
Sauron's power will ne'er now enslave us.
Hark! Do you hear how the Eagle voices cry,
Bearing the news of the downfall of the Eye?

See! now a light shining in the eastern skies,
Guiding the Eagles to where the Halflings lie; repeat
When they come, heap them with treasure,
Offer homage without measure.
See! now a light shining in the eastern skies,
Guiding the Eagles to where the Halflings lie.

Hush! for the Halflings lie sleeping o'er the way,
Deep in a dream-world far away; repeat
While the King their hurts is mending,
Elf, Dwarf and Wizard keep watch unending.
Hush! for the Halflings lie sleeping o'er the way,
Deep in a dream-world far away.

Come! at Cormallen your faithful homage pay,
Sing and rejoice that the war is done today; repeat
Greet the Ringbearers with gladness,
Banish sorrow, banish sadness.
Come! at Cormallen your faithful homage pay,
Sing and rejoice that the war is done today.


(I hesitate to take much credit for this one - it didn't need a lot of tweaking!)

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.

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Author: Leonora

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 10/31/03

Original Post: 11/30/02

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