The Road Goes Ever On

This is originally a song sung by Bilbo in The Hobbit as he is returning to Shire. It appears first in the last chapter of the book and subsequently again, at multiple instances in LOTR, usually in abridged form.

Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains of the moon.

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.

By J.R.R. Tolkien

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