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Remember That Song from The Hobbit Trailer? Here’s the Whole Thing, by a Fan

Here’s a quiet little wake up for you: Shadowca7 sings all twenty-seven verses of Over the Misty Mountains Cold, which is seventeen more verses than actually appears in even The Hobbit. The folks behind Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings have always been pretty good at fitting music to the many, many bits of poetry Tolkien left lying around Middle Earth, and from the simple snippet of tune seen The Hobbit‘s trailer, fans have been able to cover and recover the mournful story of Smaug’s arrival to the Lonely Mountain (at least, told from the dwarves’ point of view).

This is why we like fans. You guys are freakin’ talented.

(via Topless Robot.)

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  • Kate Lorimer

    Dayamn! Am being spoilt today with lush music that is RELEVANT TO MY INTEREST o/ Between this and the game soundtrack to “A walk in the dark” am all in a floaty dreamy zone of misty wonder(tm) :)

  • Kate Lorimer

    Loreena McKennit! Thats who she reminds me of :)

  • Anonymous

    wow, gotta love fan musicians with awesome voices.

  • Marissa

    YES! That’s what I was thinking!

  • Skemono

    Haha!  Probably with good reason.  One of her other songs is a cover of Loreena McKennit’s “Mummer’s Dance”:

  • Anonymous

    It has been SO long since I’ve filked, there’s a whole new generation of singers.  Does anyone even REMEMBER Anne Passovoy anymore?  I remember when Julia Ecklar and Mercedes Lackey were Big Name Filkers, and not Big Name Pros. 
    I’m so old school…I still hear this one in my head.

  • E S

    My goodness this is gorgeous. Makes me want to make something this beautiful myself!

  • Kate Karlson

    Heh, I still love Mercedes Lackey.