The Tolkiens

The most famous Tolkiens are Christopher and John Tolkien and these are the ones that I will be teaching you about. Christopher is the son of John. John was born in 1892 and he died in 1973. John is famous because he wrote The Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion but he actually wrote 31 BOOKS!!!!!!! in total. Christopher his son was born in 1924 and is now 90. Christopher is famous because he wrote 5 books one of the books remains unfinished and is called Unfinished Tales. Christopher's children are Simon, Adam and Rachael.  The good thing about having a son is that the surname is still being passed on. Christopher was born in Leeds and raised in Oxford, Christopher went to the Dragon School in Oxford. Due to having problems with his heart   he was forced to stay at home and work with a private tutor. He enjoyed watching stars with a telescope as well as a passion for railways.

The words for the song of the lonley mountain

Far over the Misty Mountains rise
Leave us standing upon the heights
What was before, we see once more
Our kingdom a distant light

Fiery mountain beneath the moon
The words unspoken, we’ll be there soon
For home a song that echoes on
And all who find us will know the tune

Some folk we never forget
Some kind we never forgive
Haven’t seen the back of us yet
We’ll fight as long as we live
All eyes on the hidden door
To the Lonely Mountain borne
We’ll ride in the gathering storm
Until we get our long-forgotten gold

We lay under the Misty Mountains cold
In slumbers deep and dreams of gold
We must awake, our lives to make
And in the darkness a torch we hold

From long ago when lanterns burned
Till this day our hearts have yearned
Her fate unknown the Arkenstone
What was stolen must be returned

We must awake and make the day
To find a song for heart and soul

Some folk we never forget
Some kind we never forgive  
Haven’t seen the end of it yet
We’ll fight as long as we live
All eyes on the hidden door
To the Lonely Mountain borne
We’ll ride in the gathering storm
Until we get our long-forgotten gold

Far away from Misty Mountains cold


When the cold of winter comes
Starless night will cover day
In the veiling of the sun
We will walk in bitter rain

But in dreams
I can hear your name
And in dreams
We will meet again

When the seas and mountains fall
And we come, to end of days
In the dark I hear a call
Calling me there,
I will go there

And back again

When I say John wrote 36 BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean 31 BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!! five of them (including the unfinished tales) were written by Christopher his son.

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