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Songs from Tolkien/Poems & Songs from Middle-Earth

GUEST,Abbie 09 Sep 02 - 01:32 PM
Clinton Hammond 09 Sep 02 - 01:34 PM
MMario 09 Sep 02 - 01:34 PM
Clinton Hammond 09 Sep 02 - 01:44 PM
Stewart 09 Sep 02 - 02:27 PM
GUEST,Peter from Essex 09 Sep 02 - 03:24 PM
MAG 09 Sep 02 - 10:10 PM
Joe Offer 15 Mar 16 - 10:57 PM
GUEST,HiLo 16 Mar 16 - 12:56 AM
Joe Offer 16 Mar 16 - 03:18 AM
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Subject: Search for Tolkein song record
From: GUEST,Abbie
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 01:32 PM

I'm trying to find a copy of 'Poems and Songs of Middle-Earth',a vinyl record with song and poems written by J.R.R. Tolkein. The songs are sung by William Elvin, and the poems read by the author. If anyone can help I'd be very grateful.

Thanks,
Abbie

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Subject: RE: Search for Tolkein song record
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 01:34 PM

Well, I have a tape of it... a bootleg I made from a copy of the album when I found it in my highschool library...


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Subject: RE: Search for Tolkein song record
From: MMario
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 01:34 PM

all I could find was the cassette recording of the album - link in the previous thread.


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Subject: RE: Search for Tolkein song record
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 01:44 PM

Ya might also fire up yer copy of Kazaa, or what ever peer-to-peer file swapper you use... there might be copies of it out there to be had for free...

Do you , by chance have a track list of the album yer looking for?


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Subject: RE: Search for Tolkein song record
From: Stewart
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 02:27 PM

You can find it HERE on bookfinder.com. The song cycle is by Donald Swann and can be found in the book "The Road Goes Ever On" pub by Houghton Mifflin Co. - now out of print, but you probably could find a used copy also on bookfinder.com

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Search for Tolkein song record
From: GUEST,Peter from Essex
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 03:24 PM

Try the Tolkein Society


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Subject: RE: Search for Tolkein song record
From: MAG
Date: 09 Sep 02 - 10:10 PM

Stewie, are you looking for a particular song orthe whole thing? Lots of people know/do "All that is gold does not glitter."

MAG


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Subject: ADD: All That Is Gold (Brooks Williams)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Mar 16 - 10:57 PM

Somebody mentioned these lines from Tolkien in another thread. I came across this song when I was researching it for the Rise Again songbook. It's a great song.

ALL THAT IS GOLD
(Brooks L. Williams)

All that is gold does not glitter
All who wander are not lost
The old that is strong does not wither
Deep roots are not touched by frost

CHORUS
From the ashes a fire shall be awoken
A light from these shadows shall spring

Those who bring peace shall not grow weary
Tho' the road be long they will find rest
Often the silence speaks the loudest
The unclenched fist is still the best

Those who seek truth shall not be sorry
Those who hope shall find new sight
Happy are those who show mercy
A candle shines the brightest light

—— w & m: Brooks L. Williams
Some lines based on a poem by J.R.R. Tolkien © 1992 Brooks L. Williams. On his Back to Mercy & Grace Notes Red Wine & Promises.


Wikipedia has an article on the original Tolkien poem.

It gives the following text from the poem, which is from The Fellowship of the Ring:

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Tolkien/Poems & Songs from Middle-Earth
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 16 Mar 16 - 12:56 AM

Hi Joe, I am a bit confused , who actually wrote these lyrics ? Tolkien or williams ? Or did Williams just lift most of them from Tolkien ?


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Subject: RE: Songs from Tolkien/Poems & Songs from Middle-Earth
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Mar 16 - 03:18 AM

That's why I gave both, HiLo. Read both and compare. Williams converted the second verse into a chorus, and added two new verses.
-Joe-


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