Torches: 1. Torches

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1. Torches

Torches, torches, run with torches
All the way to Rath Dínen!
The Steward's House must end in ashes
As his life's gone down the pan.

"Ah, his blood's aflame already
There's hardly need to build a pyre,
No long slow sleep of death embalméd
Just knife and sacrificial fire.

Go you fools and play with healing!
I've seen it all on pay-to-view,
Best use my oil-soaked son as kindling
For my eternal barbeque."

A/N I'm feeling a bit bad about doing this to a lovely Spanish carol! Here are the original words in case people don't know it.

Torches, torches, run with torches
All the way to Bethlehem!
Christ is born and now lies sleeping:
Come and sing your song to him!

"Ah, ro-ro, ro-ro my baby,
Ah, ro-ro, my love, ro-ro:
Sleep you well, my heart's own darling,
While we sing you our ro-ro.

Sing, my friends, and make you merry,
Joy and mirth, and joy again:
Lo, he lives, the King of heaven,
Now and evermore. Amen".

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: Alawa

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 12/16/02

Original Post: 12/03/02

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Peregrin_Ionad - 22 May 06 - 7:37 AM

Ch. 1: Torches

I made an elvish verse  to this song at christmas but I cant remember it properly.

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