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Sam's Last Journey (with audio)
"Let this old and faithful soul pass through the Western door..."
Category: Drama
Date: 2003-05-06

 

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1482: Death of Mistress Rose, wife of Master Samwise, on Mid-year's Day. On September 22, Master Samwise rides out from Bag End. He comes to the Tower Hills and is last seen by Elanor, to whom he gives the Red Book afterwards kept by the Fairbairns. Among them the tradition is handed down from Elanor that Samwise passed the Towers, and went to the Grey Havens, and passed over Sea, last of the Ring-bearers.

(JRR Tolkien: from the Lord of the Rings appendices)

 

When you've planted your last Rose
And your children grown and gone
When the land has been reborn all lush and green
Pack a simple rustic bag
Tuck the Book under your arm
And walk to where he said you'd meet again

"Lady of the Light
Shine for me once more
Hold the star-glass bright
Til I see the distant shore
Let this old and faithful soul
Pass through the Western door
Let me touch that dear familiar hand..."

Glimpse the old beloved places
Traipse the narrow dusty roads
Where the trees you nurtured shimmer in the day
Hear an echo of the elf-song
You once heard when you were young
As you walk to where the Sea is glass and grey

"Lady of the Light
Shine for me once more
Hold the star-glass bright
Til I see the distant shore
Let this old and faithful soul
Pass through the Western door
Let me touch that dear familiar hand..."

Spend a moment with your daughter
Golden elf-maid, flower fair
She reminds you of the treasures you have known
Give the Book into her keeping
Hold her close inside your heart
Then board the ship that finally takes you home. 

"Lady of the Light
Shine for me once more
Hold the star-glass bright
Til I see the distant shore
Let this old and faithful soul
Pass through the Western door
Let me touch that dear familiar hand...
Let me touch at last that dear familiar hand."

 

 

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