Tolkien Singing a Song from the Hobbit.

Here is a rare recording of J.R.R. Tolkien singing one of the songs from The Hobbit. The song is from the first chapter of The Hobbit with the dwarves singing “That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates.” Tolkien is not the greatest of poets, but the workman-like verse of this and songs like those at the Prancing Pony sit comfortably in the the campfire melodies of the common Middle Earther.

via A Dribble of Ink

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One Response to Tolkien Singing a Song from the Hobbit.

  1. dreygeaux says:

    Really cool. I’ve heard Tolkien’s voice before. The library I volunteered at as a kid had him reading The Hobbit on tape somewhere, and I listened to it every once in a while.

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