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Troll Sat Alone...Tolkien by artlyric Troll Sat Alone...Tolkien by artlyric
Troll sat alone on his seat of stone,
And munched and mumbled a bare old bone;
For many a year he had gnawed it near,
For meat was hard to come by.
Done by! Gum by!

In a cave in the hills he dwelt alone,
And meat was hard to come by.
Up came Tom with his big boots on.
Said he to Troll: 'Pray, what is yon?
For it looks like the shin o' my nuncle Tim,
As should be a-lyin' in graveyard.
Caveyard! Paveyard!

This many a year has Tim been gone,
And I thought he were lyin' in graveyard.'
'My lad,' said Troll, 'this bone I stole.
But what be bones that lie in a hole?
Thy nuncle was dead as a lump o' lead,
Afore I found his shinbone.
Tinbone! Thinbone!

He can spare a share for a poor old troll,
For he don't need his shinbone.'
Said Tom: 'I don't see why the likes o' thee
Without axin' leave should go makin' free
With the shank or the shin o' my father's kin;
So hand the old bone over!
Rover! Trover!

Though dead he be, it belongs to he;
So hand the old bone over!'
'For a couple o' pins,' says Troll, and grins,
'I'll eat thee too, and gnaw thy shins.
A bit o' fresh meat will go down sweet!
I'll try my teeth on thee now.
Hee now! See now!

I'm tired o' gnawing old bones and skins;
I've a mind to dine on thee now.'
But just as he thought his dinner was caught,
He found his hands had hold of naught.
Before he could mind, Tom slipped behind
And gave him the boot to larn him.
Warn him! Darn him!

A bump o' the boot on the seat, Tom thought,
Would be the way to larn him.
But harder than stone is the flesh and bone
Of a troll that sits in the hills alone.
As well set your boot to the mountain's root,
For the seat of a troll don't feel it.
Peel it! Heal it!

Old Troll laughed, when he heard Tom groan,
And he knew his toes could feel it.
Tom's leg is game, since home he came,
And his bootless foot is lasting lame;
But Troll don't care, and he's still there
With the bone he boned from its owner.
Doner! Boner!

Troll's old seat is still the same,
And the bone he boned from its owner!

For Illustration 2 - Editorial Illustration. Mixed line technical pen. white space for text. this was a LOT of fun to do :D
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rmumpton Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010   Filmographer
Very Cool! Have you heard the Tolkien Ensemble?
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artlyric Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student General Artist
no i haven't, but it already sounds awesome :D what is it or what/who are they?
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rmumpton Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Filmographer
The Tolkien Ensemble is a Danish ensemble which aims to create "the world's first complete musical interpretation of the poems and songs from The Lord of the Rings". They have incredible music... You can probably find samples online... I highly recommend getting a copy of Evening In Rivendell. It includes Tom Bombadil's song, Old Troll, There Is A Inn and a lot of other really great songs.
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artlyric Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student General Artist
THAT'S FREAKIN FANTASTIC! thank you so much I'll check them out right away! :D
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rmumpton Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Filmographer
No problem... Hope you enjoy it.
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amiroprotein Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
oh, it's absolutely wonderful!
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artlyric Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Student General Artist
:D thank you so much!!! and for the fave too!
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lawksie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfection. Absolute perfection. No other words for it.
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DappleHack Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thumbsup:
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artlyric Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Student General Artist
:D thank you! and also for the fave!!!
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