Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Camping/Sleeping under the stars challenge - 'Campfiree Song'

Title: Campfire Song
Author: Kortirion
Character: Aragorn and Pippin
Rating: G
Source: LotR… one of many campsites on the journey.
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s song is Middle-earth… Kortirion would like to join in with the chorus
Notes: Taking the premise that a traditional song might have travelled from the North down to the Shire – based on an old song that’s done just that. The lyrics are included for those interested in such things. The melody is beautiful, very slow and rather melancholy.

Pippin tossed uncomfortably. Awake now, he heard a familiar, lilting melody. Aragorn sang quietly to himself, his back against some rocks.
Pippin shuffled over. "I know that," he whispered.
Aragorn nodded. "From Arthedain, an old friend sang it when we camped in the wilds, years ago."
"It’s sad."
"Yes... but it helps me remember."
"Is your friend... gone?"
Aragorn sighed, "Not dead... though we haven’t met for many years."
Pippin hummed softly.
Aragorn stretched, "Sing for me then."

Soft, clear notes rose to the stars.
"...And we’ll all go together,
To pluck wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather..."

Will You Go Lassie Go?

O the summer time is come
And the trees are sweetly blooming
And the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather.
Will you go, lassie, go?

And we'll all go together,
To pluck wild mountain thyme,
All around the blooming heather.
Will you go, lassie, go?

I will build my love a bower,
By yon pure crystal fountain,
And around it I will plant,
All the flowers of the mountain.
Will you go, lassie, go?


I will range all through the wilds
And the dark lands so dreary
But ever I’ll return
To the bower o' my dearie.
Will you go lassie go?


If my true love she won’t come,
Then I'll surely find another,
Where the wild mountain thyme,
Grows around the blooming heather.
Will you go, lassie, go?

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