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Iron Hills (Dain's Dirge)

from The Bard of Lost Tales by Lonely Mountain Band

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Peter Walker has 're-sung' this LMB song of yore.

The War of the Dwarves and Orcs Part V

A soldier’s simple song, sung in barracks, in taverns and ever more increasingly on the long road to war. It remembers that when hope was nearly lost, it came from the Iron Hills.

**More details about this song in the digital liner notes booklet that comes with the download of this album!**

You can read a summation of the long war here at : tolkiengateway.net/wiki/War_of_the_Dwarves_and_Orcs

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I held your hand
When you breathed your last
There beside the Silverlode flowing fast

But we held the vale
And suffered not in vain
Only halting before Durin's Bane

And these wars we've won
And deeds we've done
Echo down Iron Hills today

On a dark winter's day
We held evil at bay
Though I lost my brothers in the fray

And these wars we've won
And deeds we've done
Are songs in the hills today

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from The Bard of Lost Tales, released September 22, 2022
Peter Walker has 're-sung' this LMB song of yore.

Digital Art by John Di Bartolo

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Lonely Mountain Band New York, New York

"Folk-fantasy" music. A minstrel wandering through Middle-earth & beyond the Western Seas. The music is primarily inspired by Tolkien's writing and the literature that inspired him. Occasionally wandering into other realms of fantasy & history. The Bard of Lost Tales (4th Album) was released in Fall/2023 ... more

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