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Farewell song of Merry and Pippin was a song sung by by Merry and Pippin.

After it was settled at the cottage in Crickhollow that Merry, Pippin, and Sam knew of Frodo's quest and would be going with him, Merry and Pippin began a song about the company's brief stay at Crickhollow before leaving the Shire. The song is described as "made on the model of the dwarf-song that started Bilbo on his adventure long ago, and went to the same tune."

Though begun by Merry and Pippin, also Frodo, and possibly Sam, joined in the singing, as Frodo himself makes up the last sentence.[1]


Farewell we call to hearth and hall!

Though wind may blow and rain may fall,

We must away ere break of day

Far over the wood and mountain tall.

To Rivendell, where Elves yet dwell

In glades beneath the misty fell,

Through moor and waste we ride in haste,

And whither then we cannot tell.

With foes ahead, behind us dread,

Beneath the sky shall be our bed,

Until at last our toil be passed,

Our journey done, our errand sped.

We must away! We must away!

We ride before the break of day!


  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Chapter V: "A Conspiracy Unmasked"
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