Howard Shore - Bilbo's Song lyrics

text by J.R.R. TOLKIEN, translation by DAVID SALO

Im nauthon nan naur nu ngilith
O naid i gennin im,
O lyth e-barth a gwilwilith
Ne laer i vanner lim.

(( I sit beside the fire and think
Of all that I have seen,
Of meadow-flowers and butterflies
In summers that have been; ))

O lhiath a golas malen
Ne daint i lais gwennin,
Na chith ah anor celebren
A gwaewath or find nin

(( Of yellow leaves and gossamer
In autumns that there were,
With morning mist and silver sun
And wind upon my hair. ))

Im nauthon na naur vi vuil
Maven natha i ardhon
Ias tol i riw ben ethuil
Ir im u-genithon.

(( I sit beside the fire and think
Of how the world will be
When winter comes without a spring
That I shall ever see. ))

An nadath laew nar annan
I ulu im cennin.
Vin eryn ned ethuil ban
Nar ennas laegath gwin.

(( For still there are so many things
That I have never seen.
In every wood in every spring
There is a different green. ))

Im hevin nan naur a nauthon
O gwaith nedin lu iaur
A gwaith i cenitha ardhon
Ir istathon u aur.

(( I sit beside the fire and think
Of people long ago,
And people who will see a world
That I shall never know. ))

Dan iar im nan naur peliel
Oh aurath ioer nauthon
Laston a thail etheliel
A lemmaid nan annon.

(( But all the while I sit and think
Of times there were before,
I listen for returning feet
And voices at the door. ))