Cheerful Pippin, the happiest of Hobbits
Your sweet voice of the Shire would sing
Would you still go on adventure with me
If you’d known what the future would bring?
Brave young Merry, dearest of my cousins
All your childhood you have spent with me
Would you still have followed your brother
If you’d known what his fate was to be?
Faithful Samwise, best of all best friends
Wandering alone in the land of Death
Would you rather have stayed in your garden
If you had seen what would lie ahead?
In the hour where I cannot see you
I can still hear your words: “we’re coming too!”
And wonder if you’d still have said it
If you’d known what would become of you?