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Shire Songbook  by Lindelea

On Your Way Home

This song was reputedly made up by hobbits on their way home to Bridgefields from the Lockholes, after their incarceration by Sharkey's ruffians. As is common in folk-songs, they took a familiar tune and changed it around to fit their new words. It is said that they sang this to cheer the leader of their band of rebels, Fredegar "Fatty" Bolger, during his long and difficult recovery.

The road is long and the way is steep,
Away, my laddie, on your way home!
I’ve miles to go before I may sleep,
Away, my laddie, home!

But the lamp in the window is shining for me,
The kettle is singing; she’ll be brewing our tea,
And out of the window she’ll be glancing to see,
Away, her laddie, on his way home!

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