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The Wight's Chant is an incantation sung by the Barrow-wight when Frodo Baggins, Meriadoc Brandybuck, Peregrin Took, and Sam Gamgee are trapped in its barrow. When Frodo first hears it, it's a song of horrible sounds and cold words that chill him to the bones.
The reference near the end to the "dark lord" refers to Sauron and his assumed dominion-to-come, who, sensibly, therefore must have had power over the wights.
Portrayal in AdaptationsEdit
- Cold be hand and heart and bone,
- and cold be sleep under stone:
- never more to wake on stony bed,
- never, till the Sun fails and the Moon is dead.
- In the black wind the stars shall die,
- and still on gold here let them lie,
- till the dark lord lifts his hand
- over dead sea and withered land.