Poems in The Lord of the Rings

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This is a list of poems found within The Lord of the Rings.

Title First line Composed by Recited by First appearance
The road goes ever on and on Bilbo Baggins Bilbo Book I, chapter 1
Three rings for the Elven-kings under the sky Unknown, includes two lines by Sauron Gandalf Book I, chapter 2
Upon the hearth the fire is red Bilbo Frodo, Sam, and Pippin Book I, chapter 3
Snow-white! Snow-white! O Lady clear! Unknown Gildor or one of his companions Book I, chapter 3
Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go Unknown Frodo, Sam, Pippin Book I, chapter 4
Sing hey! for the bath at close of day Unknown, possibly Bilbo Pippin Book I, chapter 5
Farewell we call to hearth and hall! Merry and Pippin Merry and Pippin Book I, chapter 5
O! Wanderers in the shadowed land Unknown Frodo Book I, chapter 6
Hey dol! merry dol! ring a dong dillo! Tom Bombadil Tom Bombadil Book I, chapter 6
Hop along, my little friends, up the Withywindle! Tom Bombadil and Goldberry Tom Bombadil and Goldberry Book I, chapter 6
O slender as a willow-wand! Frodo Frodo Book I, chapter 7
I had an errand there: gathering water-lilies Tom Bombadil Tom Bombadil Book I, chapter 7
Ho! Tom Bombadil, Tom Bombadillo! Tom Bombadil Tom Bombadil; later Frodo Book I, chapter 7
Cold be hand and heart and bone Unknown, possibly the barrow-wight A barrow-wight Book I, chapter 8
Get Out, you old Wight! Vanish in the sunlight! Tom Bombadil Tom Bombadil Book I, chapter 8
Wake now my merry lads! Wake and hear me calling Tom Bombadil Tom Bombadil Book I, chapter 8
Hey! Now! Come hoy now! Whither do you wander? Tom Bombadil Tom Bombadil Book I, chapter 8
The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late There is an inn, a merry old inn Bilbo Frodo Book I, chapter 9
All that is gold does not glitter Bilbo Gandalf, in a letter; later Bilbo Book I, chapter 10
The Fall of Gil-galad Gil-galad was an Elven-king Unknown elf, translated by Bilbo Sam Book I, chapter 11
Song of Beren and Lúthien The leaves were long, the grass was green Unknown elf, translated by Aragorn Aragorn Book I, chapter 11
The Stone Troll Troll sat alone on his seat of stone Sam Sam Book I, chapter 12
Eärendillinwë Eärendil was a mariner Bilbo Bilbo Book II, chapter 1
A Elbereth Gilthoniel Unknown elf Unknown elf in Rivendell Book II, chapter 1
Seek for the Sword that was broken Unknown, presumably supernatural Voice in dreams Book II, chapter 2
When winter first begins to bite Unknown Bilbo Book II, chapter 3
I sit beside the fire and think Bilbo Bilbo Book II, chapter 3
Song of Durin The world was young, the mountains green Unknown dwarf Gimli Book II, chapter 4
Song of Nimrodel An Elven-maid there was of old Unknown elf Legolas Book II, chapter 6
When evening in the Shire was grey Frodo and Sam Frodo and Sam Book II, chapter 7
Galadriel's Song of Eldamar I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold Galadriel Galadriel Book II, chapter 8
Namárië Ai! laurië lantar lassi súrinen Galadriel Galadriel Book II, chapter 8
Lament for Boromir Through Rohan over fen and field where the long grass grows Aragorn and Legolas Aragorn and Legolas Book III, chapter 1
Gondor! Gondor, between the Mountains and the Sea! Unknown Aragorn Book III, chapter 2
Long List of the Ents Learn now the lore of Living Creatures! Unknown; Pippin adds a line Treebeard Book III, chapter 4
In the willow-meads of Tasarinan I walked in the Spring Treebeard Treebeard Book III, chapter 4
The Ent and the Entwife When Spring unfolds the beechen leaf, and sap is in the bough Unknown elf Treebeard Book III, chapter 4
Bregalad's Song O Orofarnê, Lassemista, Carnimiriê! Bregalad Bregalad Book III, chapter 4
The Ent's Marching Song We come, we come with roll of drum Unknown ent Ents Book III, chapter 4
Galadriel's Messages Where now are the Dúnedain, Elessar, Elessar? Galadriel Gandalf Book III, chapter 5
Galadriel's Messages Legolas Greenleaf long under tree Galadriel Gandalf Book III, chapter 5
Lament for the Rohirrim Where now the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? Unknown Rohanese poet Aragorn Book III, chapter 6
Gandalf's Song of Lórien In Dwimordene, in Lórien Unknown Gandalf Book III, chapter 6
Arise now, arise, Riders of Théoden! Unknown Rohanese poet Théoden Book III, chapter 6
Ere iron was found or tree was hewn Unknown, possibly Gandalf Gandalf Book III, chapter 8
Rhymes of Lore Tall ships and tall kings Unknown Gandalf Book III, chapter 11
The cold hard lands Gollum Gollum Book IV, chapter 2
Oliphaunt Grey as a mouse Unknown hobbit Sam Book IV, chapter 3
Over the land there lies a long shadow Malbeth Aragorn Book V, chapter 2
From dark Dunharrow in the dim morning Unknown Rohanese poet Book V, chapter 3
Out of doubt, out of dark, to the day’s rising Éomer Éomer Book V, chapter 6
Song of the Mounds of Mundburg We heard of the horns in the hills ringing Unknown Rohanese poet Book V, chapter 6
When the black breath blows Unknown Gondorian The Warden of the Houses of Healing Book V, chapter 8
Silver flow the streams from Celos to Erui Unknown elf Legolas Book V, chapter 9
In western lands beneath the Sun Sam Sam Book VI, chapter 1
Long live the Halflings! Praise them with great praise! Unknown Gondorian Men of Gondor Book VI, chapter 4
To the Sea, to the Sea! The white gulls are crying Unknown elf, probably Legolas Legolas Book VI, chapter 4
Sing now, ye people of the Tower of Anor A great Eagle A great Eagle Book VI, chapter 5

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