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Edge of Night
A Walking Song is the name given to the song that Frodo Baggins, Peregrin Took, and Sam Gamgee are singing just before they see the Black Rider a second time while walking to Crickhollow. Bilbo Baggins wrote the lyrics to an old tune.

While the whole song isn't sung in the film The Fellowship of the Ring, most of the last verse is sung in The Return of the King, by Pippin to Denethor while Faramir is attempting to retake Osgiliath. In the soundtrack of the film, this track is named "Edge of Night".

A Walking Song Lyrics Edit

Upon the hearth the fire is red,
Beneath the roof there is a bed;
But not yet weary are our feet,
Still round the corner we may meet
A sudden tree or standing stone
That none have seen but we alone.
Tree and flower and leaf and grass,
Let them pass! Let them pass!
Hill and water under sky,
Pass them by! Pass them by!


Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate,
And though we pass them by today,
Tomorrow we may come this way
And take the hidden paths that run
Towards the Moon or to the Sun.
Apple, thorn, and nut and sloe,
Let them go! Let them go!
Sand and stone and pool and dell,
Fare you well! Fare you well!


Home is behind, the world ahead,
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadows to the edge of night,
Until the stars are all alight.
The world behind and home ahead,
We'll wander back to home and bed.
Mist and twilight, cloud and shade,
Away shall fade! Away shall fade!
Fire and lamp, and meat and bread,
And then to bed! And then to bed!

Frodo sings a different version of the song as he departs from the Shire with Sam, on the way to the Grey Havens:

Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate;
And though I oft have passed them by,
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.

Edge of Night film lyricsEdit

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Home is behind
The world ahead
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadow
To the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight


Mist and shadow
Cloud and shade
All shall fade
All shall
Fade