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Songs and Dances From the Past



Songs and Dances From Our Past

I wander all across the Shire
Looking for the tunes of old
The songs and dances from our past
I write down all the ones I’m told

All of our hamlets have their own songs
With local stories, tales and names
But as you travel through our lands
You find the music is the same

Life goes on and hobbits come and go
The years they pass and seasons change
But our music stays the same
Songs and dances from our past

A wizened gaffer tends his ale
His body aches and yearns for rest
But when I ask him what he hums
He smiles at me and sings his best

The songs you whisper to your children
The ones you sing as work begins
As day gives way to dusk and darkness
You sing them loudly at the inns

A merry tune of Tookland fiddlers
A bouncy dance that makes hearts race
A mournful ditty from the Greenfields
A waltz for young lovers to embrace

Life goes on and hobbits come and go
The years they pass and seasons change
But our music stays the same
Songs and dances from our past

They are what bind us all together
They give us hope when wild things roam
They ease our life when times are tough
They tell us of our home sweet home

So I wander all across the Shire
I stop and hail you as you pass
I play you every one I know
The songs and dances from our past
The songs and dances from our past
Songs and dances from our past
Songs and dances from our past

More songs at me burrow or at the Grand Order noticeboard