> Jeff Russell
Jeff Russel retired from long service to the Valar
Guild as Manwe-(Valar) and was always known as a music lover, often
ending a chat with Words of Wisdom chosen from song lyrics.
Ballad for the Unsung
June 29, 2007
Filk lyrics showing the battle in front of the Black
Gate of Mordor. A filk is a new set of words set to known music so that
it can be sung.
The original music and words come from Gordon
Lightfoot, who wrote an Irish style folksong called "The Wreck of the
The unusual use of "Dagorlad" is intentional: first
because it fit better within Lightfoot's template, and second because
of the literal translation of the word as "Battle Plain".