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Poems & Songs of Middle Earth - a song cycle by Donald Swann, text by .

The Road Goes Ever On is a song cycle that has been published as a book of sheet music, and as an audio recording. The music was written by Donald Swann, and the words are taken from poems in J. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth writings, especially The Lord of the Rings. The title of this opus is taken from "The Road Goes Ever On", the first song in the collection. The songs form a song cycle, designed to fit together when played in sequence.

The Road Goes Ever On" is a title that encompasses several walking songs that J. Tolkien wrote for his Middle-earth legendarium. Within the stories, the original song was composed by Bilbo Baggins and recorded in The Hobbit. Different versions of it also appear in The Lord of the Rings, along with some similar walking songs. The original version of the song is recited by Bilbo in chapter 19 of The Hobbit, at the end of his journey back to the Shire.

Read instantly in your browser. by J. Tolkien (Author), Donald Swann (Collaborator). ISBN-13: 978-0395247587. Includes a bonus CD containing performances of all the songs. In this song book the composer Donald Swann gives Tolkien characters Bilbo, Treebeard, Sam Gamgee and Tom Bombadil tunes for their ballads of the road. Professor Tolkien approved of this and added a tune of his own, decorated the book in his own hand and.

The Road Goes Ever On, also known as A Walking Song, is a walking song by . Tolkien, fictionally written by Bilbo Baggins; verses of it are sung at various places in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. This poem was set to music by Donald Swann; the sheet music and an audio recording are part of the song-cycle aptly named The Road Goes Ever On, A Song Cycle.

Music by Donald Swann. Poetry by J. Tolkein. Complete with easy-to-play chords for guitar and piano! Get A Copy. Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Indigo Better World Books IndieBound. A collaboration between . May 31, 2018 Rowan rated it liked it. Shelves: 2018, music. I think the "art song" settings of the poems don't fully do justice to the depth of emotion expressed in Tolkien's work, and so I prefer many of the more recent settings of many of these.

The Road Goes Ever On, taking its name from the above, is the title of a collection of sheet music by Donald Swann for poetry presented by Tolkien in his Middle-earth literature. It was first published in 1967. 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.

The material about the song cycle (including the sheet music and recording) will be named simply The Road Goes Ever On. Lawrence King 07:41, 24 January 2006 (UTC). So I think we should not restore that sentence until we find out exactly what Tolkien did record on this album. Lawrence King (talk) 07:41, 19 May 2008 (UTC). Update: I found the full data online, and have added it (with references) to the page.

The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle: ISBN 9780047840111 (978-0-04-784011-1) Hardcover, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1978. Founded in 1997, BookFinder.

The Road Goes Ever On. B2. The Road Goes Ever On. 1:00. Piano, Music By – Donald Swann (tracks: B2 to B8). Vocals – William Elvin (tracks: B2 to B8). Note.


1 Intro By Rene Van Rossenberg 1:00
2 The Road Goes Ever On 1:37
3 Upon The Hearth The Fire Is Red 2:37
4 In The Willow-Meads Of Tasarinan 1:34
5 In Western Lands 2:16
6 Namárië (Sung In Elvish) 1:40
7 I Sit Beside The Fire 1:01
8 A Elbereth Gilthoniel (Sung In Elvish) 4:41
9 Errantry 4:16
10 Bilbo's Last Song (At The Grey Havens) 1:41


  • Composed By – Donald Swann
  • Lyrics By – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Piano – Donald Swann
  • Vocals – Clive McCombie (tracks: 10), Donald Swann (tracks: 9), William Elvin (tracks: 1 to 8)


First limited edition (500 copies) dec. 1997

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none J.R.R. Tolkien [With] Music By Donald Swann J.R.R. Tolkien [With] Music By Donald Swann - The Road Goes Ever On ‎(CD, Album) HarperCollins Publishers none UK 2002

J.R.R. Tolkien [With] Music By Donald Swann - The Road Goes Ever On FLAC album

Performer: J.R.R. Tolkien

Title: The Road Goes Ever On

Country: UK

Date of release: 2002

Style: Contemporary, Folk, Spoken Word

Genre: Not music / Classical / Folk, Country

Size MP3: 1955 mb

Size FLAC: 1275 mb

Rating: 4.3 / 5

Votes: 761


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