Poetry by Jeff Russell

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    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.
A 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 Edmund Fitzgerald".
    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".