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I’m still as smitten with Over the Misty Mountains Cold (lyrics to the original song can be found here) as when I first heard it, and am enjoying the interpretations on Youtube. For anyone interested in trying to make their own, here is a simple transcription of the melody by DieRacheDerNatur.
(click below for a printable version)
For those who want to try something more complicated, such as this impressive piano cover from EricDanielMusic, here is the sheet music it is based on (which varies slightly from the example above). Eric also made an incredibly helpful piano tutorial.
But wait! You say the plaintive piano is not your cup of tea? Want something a little more…in-your-face? Again, Eric Daniel has you covered! Try this Rock Guitar cover! Go on, you will be surprised at how well it works!
Not so sure Tolkien and hard rock go together? I beg to differ. Thorin may have been a harpist, but that does not mean he couldn’t thrash with the best of them!
THAT THORIN PICTURE XD
I don’t know what this says about me, but this doesn’t seem so ridiculous anymore. :)
Thorin has the heavy metal/hard rock hair! The braids! He Rocks!
My imagination did not have far to stretch for this one.
Ana Cris said:
After my post about the difference between anti-hero and villain, I shall be obliged, with this wonderful image, to extend the search for the difference between an anti-hero and a guitar hero! : 0)
For some reason I’m not getting notices about your new posts. Bad WordPress! I will have to check more often.
Ah now I see why. I just found more settings I didn’t know existed. Now it should be set right. D’oh!
Wonderful post! It didn’t take long for people to get out their instrument of choice and learn to play this song. Won’t it be a fabulous soundtrack when we finally get to hear it all?
Of course I am over the moon about RA’s singing!!! I simply adore that manip of yours! You are making me very happy. :)
I don’t know if I can even handle a longer version of it, (too much perfect) but I can’t wait to find out!
OMFG. This is so brilliant.. I can actually hear him strumming his guitar (or bass) .. though drums would be a – slightly less melodical – instrument I imagine he’d master.
thanks for a wonderful laugh (and thought to follow up on :) at the start of the weekend…
and despite the interesting variations – the only ‘legit’ version of the song is the ‘original’.. were ‘singing’ it last night with a few likeminded friends, after a few pints (drooling over assorted dwarves and picturing Mr. A, of course :)
Great, now I’ve got Thorin on the drums in my mind. But someone else is going to have to manip that one. :)
hm.. challenge? LOL
now that I have the Bilbo wallpaper out of the way… and Thorin on his high ho….pony .. worth a shot.
I officially challenge you. Actually, if you want a real challenge, expand it to include a few more dwarves to make a full band!
hm…. not that 2012 will bring me more time.. but – funnily enough – I’ve had the same thought. Recently happend upon an Aragorn pic that screamed to have a guitar added… drums is a VERY challenging one though (as well you know ;)… might take some time. But I accept the challenge :)
Great minds think alike! I will patiently await the result of your efforts. We’ve got all year before the world ends, so no rush! :-)
DarkJackal, I don’t know how I missed this!!! That Thorin picture playing the guitar is sooo great! :) Okay I’ll stop gushing now.
You can gush all over Thorin, just don’t get any on me! :-)
Mr. Thorin rocks as a rocker!!! I’m not huge on rock but for Thorin, I would hang around and listen! The man can sing can’t he? Wow. Wow. Wow. And…the guitar is blue. To match his eyes! LOL!!!
Well the Thorin of the story was associated with blue, so it seemed to fit, if not completely counteracting the massive implausibility of the whole image! :-)
Junior Darwin said:
THIS IS AWESOME!!!
Rosa Bella said:
Estoy enamorada de Thorin
For those of you who have been playing this and think something sounds wrong, there is actually an incorrect note in the printable jpg version. In measure 17 (“the fire was”), the second note (the word ‘fire’), is a C natural; it should be a B flat.