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Poems and Songs of Middle Earth

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Poems and Songs of Middle Earth is a collection of verses from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil read by J.R.R. Tolkien, together with Donald Swann's (piano) and William Elvin's (song) performance of The Road Goes Ever On, issued by Caedmon Records on a gramophone record in 1967. Tolkien recorded the verses on 15 June 1967.[1]

The front of the album cover features an illustration by Pauline Baynes, and on the back W.H. Auden contributed with an introduction to Tolkien.

Contents

  • Side One: J.R.R. Tolkien reads from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
    • The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
    • The Mewlips
    • The Hoard
    • Perry-The-Winkle
    • The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon
    • The Sea-Bell
  • Side Two
    • A Elbereth Gilthoniel (read in Elvish)
    • The Road Goes Ever On
      • The Road Goes Ever On
      • Upon the Hearth the Fire is Red
      • In the Willow-Meads of Tasarinan
      • In Western Lands
      • Namárië
      • I Sit Beside the Fire
      • Errantry

References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: II. Reader's Guide, p. 823