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I sit beside the fire and think

I sit beside the fire and think was a song sung by Bilbo in Rivendell in the presence of Frodo, after giving Frodo the mithril-coat and Sting.[1]

[edit] The poem

"I sit beside the fire and think
of all that I have seen,
of meadow-flowers and butterflies
in summers that have been;

Of yellow leaves and gossamer
in autumns that there were,
with morning mist and silver sun
and wind upon my hair.

I sit beside the fire and think
of how the world will be
when winter comes without a spring
that I shall ever see.

For still there are so many things
that I have never seen:
in every wood in every spring
there is a different green.

I sit beside the fire and think
of people long ago,
and people who will see a world
that I shall never know.

But all the while I sit and think
of times there were before,
I listen for returning feet
and voices at the door."

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2004: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (extended edition):

A translation of this song, with Neo-Sindarin lyrics by David Salo and melody by Howard Shore, is heard in the Fan Credits.[2]

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South"
  2. "Bilbo's Song" , A Magpie's (accessed 09 July 2013)