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Middle-earth Songbook

Discussion in 'Tavern Talk' started by ryttyr, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. ryttyr

    ryttyr Yellow flower puncher

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    So I decided some months ago to start to put together a songbook of various songs from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and it's now completed, or as completed as I can make it with my current knowledge at least. It contains most, if not all of the songs from the books that I could find and a few from other adaptations as well. So all in all the songbook contains 51 songs in total.
    Now some may call what I'm about to tell you next for blasphemy but I did add verses from various adaptations to some of the original songs to extend them and to make them more recognisable to fans of the movies as well. But I hope you lore purists can oversee this.
    Oh and to not make the songbook too long I decided to limit it to only include the songs and verses that are in fact songs so no poems in this songbook.
    I hope you may enjoy.
     

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    This is fantastic! How long did this even take though?
     
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    It's so good!
     
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    ryttyr Yellow flower puncher

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    Depends. How you count it. I've worked on it from time to time for the last six months or so now but only like in batches of a couple of hours every few weeks or so. Formatting it all took by far the longest (like four or five hours in total)
     
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    ryttyr Yellow flower puncher

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    Thanks :)
     
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    ryttyr Yellow flower puncher

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    Hmm... so I just realized I've made an error in it. It says that a single asterisk (*) by the song name means that it originates from an non-canon adaptation but there is one song (Bilbo's Last Song) where I've marked it with an asterisk (*) for being a non-canon song but whilst it is non-canon it's not from a different adaptation as it was Tolkien himself who wrote it in one of his letters to one of his fans.
     
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    ryttyr Yellow flower puncher

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    Btw. If anyone of you know of a song from the books that I have missed please tell me and I'll try and fit it into an updated version of this. As for songs from the movies I've included those I deemed fitting (for instance I did not include the credits songs from The Hobbit movies as I feel they're too modern for the Middle-earth setting) but if you can think of a fitting song from the movies that are not already included in one way or another I may add it.
     
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