Tolkeinmas Tale-ols 1: “Fellowship of the Ring”

For the upcoming release of “The Hobbit”, I have decided to get festive.  The advent of more/mas Tolkein could do with a few carols, or tale-ols as celebrations of Peter Jackson’s past fine work.

Part I is “Fellowship of the Ring” commemorated in song to the tune of “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

 

“Will You Go Where I Go?”

 

Said Frodo Baggins to his gardener,

“Will you go where I go?”

As I set off on a quest so far,

“Will you go where I go?”

Due east, due east, into Sauron’s land

with the orcs as numerous as sand?

With the orcs as numerous as sand?

 

Said Elrond to the gathered lords,

“Will you guard the hobbit?”

As he goes toward fiery Mount Doom,

“Will you guard the hobbit?”

“With sword, with axe, and with elven bow,

We will guard wherever he may go!

We will guard wherever he may go!”

 

Said Gandalf to the company,

“Fly, you fools, and leave me!”

As I fall down deep in Morria,

“Fly, you fools, and leave me!”

They ran, they ran, in woods, on river beds,

Protected by Aragorn ahead,

Protected by Aragorn ahead.

 

Said Aragorn to those who still stood near,

“Hold true to each other!”

As the fellowship no longer shared their cheer,

“Hold true to each other!”

Let’s fight, let’s fight, and save the hobbits bold,

Let’s keep Sauron from spreading his hold!

Let’s keep Sauron from spreading his hold!

 

They kept Sauron from his ring of gold!

Ode to Sir Ian McKellan!

Today’s the birthday of a most esteemed gentleman!  Link to pictures: http://kiltsandlollies.livejournal.com/856922.html#cutid1

Sir Ian McKellan’s Birthday Shall Not Pass!

 

Today SHALL NOT PASS!

without raising a glass

to Sir Ian the Gray.

It’s Gandalf’s birthday!

 

Balrogs and hijnks shall go down-

Find a hobbit to buy the next round!

This knight errant we can’t overrate.

Let everyone go in awe and celebrate!

 

Today will be good-I can tell

If Ian grins it’s even Friday in Hell.

So think of the man and know good cheer,

for Sir Ian’s a marvel.  McKellan! Hear, hear!

 

(And if the party should go overnight

we’ll just call it for Ian the White!)

 

Incidentally, today is also International Geek Day.  Apparently it was chosen for the first premiere of Star Wars, but I hereby declare that it is today to coincide with this famous wizard’s birthday (and I mean that in both the Tolkeinesque and McKellan-is-an-acting-wizard ways).