Éomer’s Song for Théoden


“Théoden King! Théoden King!” men wept,
But in their hearts your memory will be kept.
“Théoden King! Théoden King!”
My father. Slain for a golden ring.

I saw you lying stricken, on the golden fields,
Men lay dead around you, surrounded with shattered shields.
Life was returning above, to the untouched skies,
When I saw glistening tears, appear in your closing eyes.

And slowly I approached you, fearing for what I might see,
My uncle, my father, being stolen away from me.
I could see the clouds inside your eyes that day,
When you, my father, from me were taken away.

And I dropped to my knees slowly, to hold you one last time,
And I begged to the skies to leave you here, revenge upon this unjust crime.
Then I saw your eyes move slowly, you saw the banner in the air,
And with a signal from you they brought it to me, Rohan’s banner fair.

“Théoden King! Théoden King!” men wept,
But in their hearts your memory will be kept.
“Théoden King! Théoden King!”
My father. Slain for a golden ring.

- Queen of Gondor