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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Middle Earth News & the Hobbit Walking Song

I am approximately halfway through re-reading the Hobbit and have, like most fans, been awaiting the unveiling of The Hobbit movie. Peter Jackson's production company announced the project over four years ago! Since that time however, the production has been under what has been coined "The Curse of the Hobbit." To date there has been a fire, a union boycott, financial concerns (re MGM studios), the departure of the original director and the latest setback, Jackson's recent hospitalization for a stomach ulcer. Our long wait may be finally over though, as it was announced this past Tuesday (Feb 8th) that filming is set to commence in New Zealand March 21.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this beautiful video which features the walking song Bilbo recites in the last chapter of The Hobbit at the end of his journey back to the Shire. Coming to the top of a rise he sees his home in the distance, and stops and says the following:

Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.
Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.


  1. I enjoyed this. We need spring to get here and quickly!

  2. Love the song and the serene pictures of the trails.

    I was thinking how great it would be to find such a path to wander along today.

  3. By the way, our home is known as "The Shire".

  4. I found this very soothing but it also left me pining for everything to green up in February - unfortunately that's not going to happen