Tom and Goldberry’s Songs of Welcome
The Fellowship of the Ring, “The Old Forest.” Tom sings after the Hobbits, encouraging them to follow him to his house.
Hop along my little friends, up the Withywindle!
Tom’s going on ahead candles for to kindle.
Down west sinks the Sun: soon you will be groping.
When the night-shadows fall, then the door will open.
Out of the window-panes light will twinkle yellow.
Fear no alder black! Heed no hoary willow!
Fear neither root nor bough! Tom goes on before you!
Hey now! merry dol! We’ll be waiting for you!
The Fellowship of the Ring, “The Old Forest.” Tom greets the Hobbits from inside as they approach his house.
Hey! Come derry dol! Hop along, my hearties!
Hobbits! Ponies all! We are fond of parties.
Now let the fun begin! Let us sing together!
The Fellowship of the Ring, “The Old Forest.” Goldberry sings to the Hobbits and continues to encourage them to rest and relax.
Now let the song begin! Let us sing together.
Of sun, stars, moon and mist, rain and cloudy weather,
Light on the budding leaf, dew on the feather,
Wind on the open hill, bells on the heather,
reeds by the shady pool, lilies on the water:
Old Tom Bombadil and the River-daughter!
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