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"The Road Goes Ever On" is a walking song by J. R. R. Tolkien, fictionally written by Bilbo Baggins; verses of it are sung at various places in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. J. R. R. Tolkien in 1972, in his study at Merton Street (from by H. Carpenter) John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) is the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. ... Ian Holm as Bilbo Baggins, drawn by Bente Schlick Bilbo Baggins is the central character of J. R. R. Tolkiens novel The Hobbit, and a minor character in its sequels, The Lord of the Rings series. ... The Hobbit is a fantasy novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien originally as a childrens story in the tradition of the fairy tale. ... Wikicities has a wiki about The Lord of the Rings: The Lord of the Rings Wiki Council of Elrond - news and scholarship The Encyclopedia of Arda - Mark Fishers tribute site to the works of Tolkien Tolkien Gateway Tolkien Collectors Gateway The Tolkien Wiki Community TheOneRing. ...


Sections of the poem are sung in the 1977 animated movie version of The Hobbit. 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... J. R. R. Tolkiens The Hobbit was adapted into an animated television movie by the Rankin-Bass studios in 1977. ...


The song can be heard in the 1981 BBC radio version, sung by Bilbo (John Le Mesurier) to a tune by Stephen Oliver. In 1981 BBC Radio 4 broadcast a dramatisation of J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings in 26 half-hour stereo instalments. ... John Le Mesurier (April 5, 1912 – November 15, 1983), born John Elton Halliley, was a British actor. ... Stephen Oliver (1950-1992) was an English composer, best known for his operas. ...


Parts of it are also sung in the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by Gandalf in the opening scene, and also by Bilbo as he leaves Bag End. This article is about the fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkiens books. ... Bag End, as it is represented in a Lord of the Rings computer game. ...


The Road Goes Ever On, taking its name from the above, is a collection of sheet music by Donald Swann for poetry presented by Tolkien in his Middle-earth literature. It was first published in 1967. Sheet music is written representation of music. ... Donald Swann (September 30, 1923 - March 23, 1994) was a British composer, musician and entertainer. ... Bust of Homer, one of the earliest European poets, in the British Museum Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... Open Directory Project: Literature World Literature Electronic Text Archives Magazines and E-zines Online Writing Writers Resources Libraries, Digital Cataloguing, Metadata Distance Learning Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Classicism in Literature The Universal Library, by Carnegie Mellon University Project Gutenberg Online Library Abacci - Project Gutenberg texts matched with Amazon... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Although the book can at first sight seem mostly useful by musicians (particularly piano and guitar players), it has been found to have a wider use than this, allowing readers to understand the cultures of the various mythological beings presented in Middle-earth better, and helping linguists analyse Tolkien's poetry. For example, it contains one of the longest samples of the language Quenya. A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... This article is about the modern musical instrument. ... The classical guitar typically has 3 nylon and 3 nickel-wound strings. ... Cultural studies developed in the late 20th century, in part through the re-introduction of Marxist thought into sociology, and in part through the articulation of sociology and other academic disciplines such as literary criticism. ... The following is a list of linguists, those who study linguistics. ... Text in Quenya, written in the Tengwar and Latin alphabets Quenya is one of the languages spoken by the Elves in J. R. R. Tolkiens work. ...


The second edition of The Road Goes Ever On, published in 1978, included the poem Bilbo's Last Song. 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Bilbos Last Song is a poem by J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


The third edition, published in 1993 and likely the last, comes with additional poetry and also a CD with recordings for the entire song cycle. 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Interference colors. ... A song cycle is a group of songs designed to be performed in sequence as a single entity. ...


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J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium J. R. R. Tolkien in 1972, in his study at Merton Street (from by H. Carpenter) John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) is the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... A legendarium is a book or series of books consisting of a collection of legends. ...


Works published during his lifetime
The Hobbit | The Lord of the Rings | The Adventures of Tom Bombadil | The Road Goes Ever On The Hobbit is a fantasy novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien originally as a childrens story in the tradition of the fairy tale. ... Wikicities has a wiki about The Lord of the Rings: The Lord of the Rings Wiki Council of Elrond - news and scholarship The Encyclopedia of Arda - Mark Fishers tribute site to the works of Tolkien Tolkien Gateway Tolkien Collectors Gateway The Tolkien Wiki Community TheOneRing. ... The Adventures of Tom Bombadil is a collection of poetry by J. R. R. Tolkien, published in 1962. ...


Posthumous publications
The Silmarillion | Unfinished Tales | The History of Middle-earth (12 volumes) | Bilbo's Last Song The Silmarillion is a collection of J. R. R. Tolkiens works, edited and published posthumously by his son Christopher, with the assistance of fantasy fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay. ... Unfinished Tales (full title Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth) is a collection of stories by J. R. R. Tolkien that were never completed during his lifetime, but were edited by his son Christopher Tolkien and published in 1980. ... The History of Middle-earth is a 12-volume series of books that collect and analyse material relating to the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, compiled and edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien. ... Bilbos Last Song is a poem by J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


Lists of Wikipedia articles about Middle-earth
by category | by name | writings | characters | peoples | rivers | realms | ages This is a list of articles related to J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... This article aims to list all articles on Wikipedia that are related to J.R.R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... This article is a list of all books by J. R. R. Tolkien and writings contained in these books (stories, essays, poems, etc. ... This is a list of rivers which appear in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth and Númenor. ... This is a list of the known realms of Arda, J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world. ... This article includes several timelines relating to J. R. R. Tolkiens fiction. ...


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The Road Goes Ever On (thing)@Everything2.com (403 words)
In The Road Goes Ever On, Donald Swann collects seven of J.R.R. Tolkien's poems and sets them to music as a song cycle, arranged so that they may be played and sung individually or back to back.
The cycle opens with the title song, The Road Goes Ever On, a variation on the theme of Bilbo's earlier song which appears in The Hobbit, Roads go ever ever on; the tune of this is echoed in the sixth and final songs.
Bilbo sings The Road Goes Ever On to Gandalf as he is leaving the Shire to live with elves in Rivendell; these are his last words to his old friend before his departure.
Amazon.com: The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle: Books: Donald Swann,J. R. R. Tolkien (865 words)
The Road Goes Ever On was first published in the early 1960s, when Tolkien was still answering a great deal of fan mail asking questions about Middle-earth.
The Road Goes Ever On thus provides a glimpse of Elven history and mysticism found nowhere else.
The Road Goes Ever On is an interesting acquisition for keen Tolkienists for all the reasons other reviews have already gone into.
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