From dark Dunharrow in the ?? morning
with thane and captain rode Thengel's son:
to Edoras he came, the ancient halls
of the Mark-Wardens mist-enshrouded;
golden timbers were in gloom mantled/
C D Em
Farewell he bade to his free people,
C D Em
hearth and high-seat, and the hallowed places,
C Am H7
where long he had feasted ere the light faded.
Forth rode the king, fear behind him,
fate before him. Fealty kept he;
oaths he had taken, all fulfilled them.
Forth rode Theoden. Five nights and days
east and onward rode the Eurlingas
through Folde and Fenmarch and the Firienwood,
six thousand spears to Sunlending,
Mundburg the mighty under Mindolluin,
Sea-kings' city in the South-Kingdom
Doom dreve them on Darkness took them,
horse and horseman; hoofbeats afar
Am Em C D Em
sank into silence: so the song tells us.