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The Bard of Lost Tales

from The Bard of Lost Tales by Lonely Mountain Band

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The way was long, the wind was cold
The minstrel was grey and old
His tattered cloak, and tresses grey
Seem'd to known a better day
The harp, his sole remaining joy
Was carried by an orphan boy

The last of all the Bards,
The last of all the Bards was he,
The last of all the Bards,
The last of all the Bards was he...

Where his sword once hung, now a walking stick
Where his songs were sung, now the land is sick
In the court of kings, rang his ancient songs
Now the hammer rings for orcish throngs
And who can sing the healing words;
Summon bright kings to vanquish dark hordes?

Chorus

In forgotten realms of elves and men
He saw her dancing in twilight glen
He sought her love over mountains blue
But he never returned and the legend grew
That he left his harp with an orphan boy
Who learned his songs and knew the joy ... (of)

Chorus

Now the boy is grown, become a man
With singing sword to heal the land
And a rumour of song
From birds on the wing
Has the Harp returned?
Can it truly be him?

Chorus

credits

from The Bard of Lost Tales, released September 22, 2022
Peter Walker played harp on this song

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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. 4th album due to be released in 2022! ... more

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