The Songs of the Entwives

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The Songs of the Entwives
Scene from
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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Scene number16 (extended)
Duration 02:20
Event Treebeard sings of the Entwives to Merry and Pippin
Characters Treebeard
Merry, Pippin
The White Rider
The Heir of Númenor

The Songs of the Entwives is the sixteenth scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (extended edition). This scene was not featured in the theatrical release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Merry and Pippin continue to travel with Treebeard towards his home in the forest. The ent recites verses[note 1] to them as they sit on his branches, although the two hobbits appear somewhat bored. Merry asks him if it is much further, to which he replies "Bru-ra-hroom. Don't be hasty," and that he told Gandalf he would keep them safe. He begins reciting another verse.

Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves
And the dreams of trees unfold
When woodland halls are green and cool
And the wind is in the West
Come back to me
Come back to me
And say my land is best
Treebeard[note 2]

Upon finishing, Treebeard notices the two hobbits have fallen asleep. He lays them down on the ground, bidding them sleep and says there are "many to call", and that "the withering of all woods is drawing near".

Notes[edit source]

  1. This verse is taken from the poem Bregalad's Song, recited to Merry and Pippin by the Ent Quickbeam (The Two Towers, "Treebeard", pp. 483-4). He kept the two hobbits company whilst the Entmoot occurred.
  2. This verse is taken from the poem The Ent and the Entwife which Treebeard recites to Merry and Pippin in the book (The Two Towers, "Treebeard", p. 477).