harder than i thought it would be

Fellowship of the Ring songs matched to Christmas carols, for Claire, because she is awesome:

The Road goes ever on and on

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky

Upon the hearth the fire is red (Walking Song)

Hark the Herald

Snow-white! Snow-white! O Lady clear!

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Ho! Ho! Ho! to the bottle I go (Drinking Song)

The Tree of Life

Sing hey! for the bath at close of day (Bath Song)

Joy to the World

Farewell we call to hearth and hall! (Farewell Song of Merry and Pippin)

Deck the halls

O! Wanderers in the shadowed land (Song in the Woods)

God Rest You Merry

–Tom Bombadil’s Songs—

Good King Wenceslas

Ho! Tom Bombadil, Tom Bombadillo!

Good King Wenceslas

Cold be hand and heart and bone (Wight’s Chant)

Deck the halls

There is an inn, a merry old inn

All that is gold does not glitter (Riddle of the Strider)

Gil-galad was an Elven-king (The Fall of Gil-galad)

We Three Kings

The leaves were long, the grass was green (Song of Beren and Luthien)

Troll sat alone on his seat of stone (Sam’s Rhyme of the Troll)

Earendil was a mariner (Song of Earendil)

The Holly And the Ivy

A Elbereth Gilthoniel

Seek for the Sword that was broken (Boromir’s Riddle)

When winter first begins to bite (Warning of Winter)

I sit beside the fire and think (Bilbo’s Song)

Away in a manger

Annon edhellen, edro hi ammen!

The world was young, the mountains green (Song of Durin)

An Elven-maid there was of old (Song of Nimrodel)

God Rest You Merry

When evening in the Shire was grey (Frodo’s Lament for Gandalf)


The finest rockets ever seen


I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew (Galadriel’s Song of Eldamar)

Good King Wenceslas

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