Songs about Samwise Gamgee

Contents of this page:
Sam Angel - Primula
Here Comes Your Sam - Tori*Took
Gamgee's Ever Green - Primula
Bywater Maiden - Camellia Took
Empty Garden - Orangeblossom Took
I’ll Not Leave Him  - Lindorie
Samwise Gamgee was a gardener... - Lithilien Quicksilver
Song verses for Sam - Lothithil
More song verses for Sam - Lothithil
A song for Samwise - Calafalas
The Grey Havens - Dandy
My Dear Friend - Queen of Gondor
Wonderful Sam - Mrs.Pippin


“Sam Angel”

(Teen Angel)

Sam angel, Sam angel, Sam angel, ooh, ooh

That fateful night the wizard stalled,
To window without a hint,
He pulled you in and we were off,
But you went and forgot the flint.

Sam angel, can you hear me?
Sam angel, can you see me?
Are you somewhere in the night?
Oh why didn't you bring the light?

What was it you were looking for
That made you leave that flint?
You said you found my missing Ring,
And gave a nudge and hint.

Sam angel, can you hear me?
Sam angel, can you see me?
Are you somewhere in this black?
Is that you or just your pack?

You piled kindling, and now you've gone -
We'll have no fire tonight.
And if you tell me "Boo!" again
I'll be putting up a fight!

Sam angel, can you hear me?
Sam angel, can you see me?
Are you somewhere in the dark?
Oh, how I wish we had a spark!
Sam angel, Sam angel, answer me, please!

- Primula

Here Comes Your Sam, as sung by the Old Gaffer
(tune: Here Comes the Sun)

Here comes your Sam,
Do do do do
here comes your Sam,
And I say it's all right

Little Rosie, dry your quiet, lonely tears
Little Rosie, it feels like years since he's been here

Here comes your Sam, do do do do
here comes your Sam
And I say it's all right

Little Rosie, sweet smile returns to your fair fa-ace
Little Rosie, it seems like years since he's been here

Here comes your Sam,
do do do do
here comes your Sam
And I say it's all right

Sam, Sam, Sam, here he comes...
Sam, Sam, Sam, here he comes...
Sam, Sam, Sam, here he comes...
Sam, Sam, Sam, here he comes...
Sam, Sam, Sam, here he comes...

Little Rosie, I feel that he will save the Shire
Little Rosie, it seems his love for you is clear
Here comes your Sam, do do do do
here comes your Sam,
And I say it's all right

It's all right

- Tori*Took

Gamgee's Ever Green
 (traditional tune: Greenland Whale Fisheries)

In thirty-hundred and nine-teen
On March the twenty-fifth day
We hoisted ourselves to the top of the mount
And to Mount Doom crawled along, brave boys
And to Mount Doom crawled along

The Sneaker in the rubblepile stood
With a passion in his mind
"There's a Ring, there's a Ring!"
At my Master did he leap
Struck blows with both his hands, brave boys
Struck blows and cried out "Mine!"

My Master stood on the dusty path
The fire was in his eye
"Down and crawl! Down and crawl! You will surely fall
If you again touch me, brave boys
If you again touch me."

The groveling of that old whiney Sneak
It grieved the Master sore
But the whining of that Sneak to me
Now it grieved me ten times more, brave boys
Now it grieved me ten times more

But Gamgee is a name of life
We're a family ever green
Where there's only dirt, we can always make it grow
Even when no hope is seen, brave boys
Even when no hope is seen

So I looked at him and his withered face
With a burst of loathing did I spurn.
I went up the path and I left him behind
But the Sneak he soon returned , brave boys
The Sneak he soon returned.

He hit me hard and jumped over me
But he soon had just rewards.
For he fell down the Crack and ne'er was seen again
So I never killed that Sneak, brave boys
No I never killed that Sneak..

For Gamgee is a name of life
We're a family ever green
Where there's only dirt, we can always make it grow
Where there's life there's hope indeed, brave boys
Where there's life there's hope indeed.

- Primula

Here's a song Sam could've sung on his journeys, if he'd known Bob Wills and if he could've seen the future. ;) To the tune of Cherokee Maiden, very little changed to make it hobbity.
(I think the Cottons lived in Bywater, but if I'm wrong just substitute Hobbiton or Tuckborough or whatever makes you happy.)


Bywater Maiden

One night when the moon was bright on a moonlit glade
That is where I met my little Bywater maid
Memories of the stars above still linger yet
And I know I never will forget

My little Bywater maiden I love her so
And though we're far apart
I know I'll never be tradin' my love for her
For anybody else's heart
Some day I'll take a trip to Valinor in a ship
Wish I could carry her away with me
And straight as an arrow flies we'd sail to paradise
With her sweet little furry feet
My little Bywater maiden and me.

- Camellia Took

Empty Garden
(E.J. wrote this for John Lennon and all I did was change Johnny to Sammy. It fits beautifully)

What happened here
As the Shire sunset disappeared
I found an empty garden among the flagstones there
Who lived here
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop
And now it all looks strange
It's funny how one insect can damage so much grain

And what's it for
This little empty garden by the brownstone door
And in the cracks along the sidewalk nothing grows no more
Who lived here
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop
And we are so amazed we're crippled and we're dazed
A gardener like that one no one can replace

And I've been knocking but no one answers
And I've been knocking most all the day
Oh and I've been calling oh hey hey Sammy
Can't you come out to play

And through their tears
Some say he farmed his best in younger years
But he'd have said that roots grow stronger if only he could hear
Who lived there
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop
Now we pray for rain, and with every drop that falls
We hear, we hear your name

Sammy can't you come out to play in your empty garden

- Orangeblossom Took

I’ll Not Leave Him
based on Take It Easy performed by The Eagles

Well we’re a-ploddin’ down this road
I’m tryin’ to lighten his load
The Ring weighs heavy on my mind.
Frodo’s getting’ weaker
We’re followed by that Stinker
And there’s another ridge to climb.


(chorus)
But I’ll not leave him, I’ll not leave him.
Close by his side is where I will always be.
If he stumbles or should fall,
I’ll be right here to heed his call.
If need be clear to Mandos’ Hall,
But I’ll not leave him.


My master’s journey takes us
To dark and evil places
The Ring gets heavier every day
We cross a barren desert,
I long for simple pleasures,
And home where Rosie waits for me.

(chorus)

- Lindorie

Samwise Gamgee was a gardener...
(to the tune of Jerimiah was a Bullfrog)

Samwise Gamgee was a gardener...
Was a good friend of mine.
Faramir asked "What is he, your bodyguard?"
And Sam said, "No, I grow PO-TA-TOE vines!"
And he always grew some mighty fine vines!

Singin' joy to the Shire!
Lift your voices higher!
Joy to Old Winyard and that Old Toby!
Joy to you and me!

- Lithilien Quicksilver

Song verses for Sam
tune: The Sound of Silence, by Simon and Garfunkle

Oh, Sam, I beg you, let me go...
I'll be in good hands, don't you know!
Go back to Rose and little Elanor
(I know there will be many, many more)
And give them...
All the love you have for me:
Now, set me free
To seek the Shores of Elfhome.


There, for you my friend I'll wait.
Upon a predetermined date,
When the kids are grown and you are done,
Take the ship into the setting sun.
Be assured...
I will be waiting on the quay
Until that day.
Without you there is no Elfhome.

- Lothithil

More song verses for Sam
tune: Silver Cup, by America

This is for my friend Samwise Gamgee
Standing so glum upon the shore;
Don't be sad...
You know I
Have been feeling bad. I
Just can't stay here anymore.

I want to thank you for your service
Without you I'd've never reached my goal
Stout-Heart Sam
Fierce as a
lion, meek as a lamb, you
Must be free to become whole.

Yes, the ship will sail
I'll be at the rail
I go now to find Elfhome


I hope someday you will forgive me
When all your children are full grown
You deserve
A great reward
Now you I will serve, I
Give to you all that I own.

I never wanted a friend like Samwise... I wanted to be a friend like Samwise.

- Lothithil

A song for Samwise.

Sung to the tune of Sitting on the Dock of the Bay,

Standing in the evening sun
I'll be standing when the morning comes
Watching the ships sail in
And I watch them sail away again.

Standing at the long firth of Lune
Watching the white ship sail away
I'm just standing at the long firth of Lune
Weeping tears.

I left my home in the Shire
Headed for the Grey Havens
'Cause my dear friend Frodo is hurt
And there is nothing here that will heal him.

So I'm just..
Standing at the long firth of Lune
Watching the white ship sail away
I'm just standing at the long firth of Lune
Weeping tears.

After the War of the Ring
For many years I served the Shire
Planting, growing, toiling and mayoring
And thirteen children I have sired.

Sitting here resting my bones
And this loneliness won't leave me alone
'Cause now I have left my home
Just to make this firth my home.

Now I'm just...
Standing on the deck of the ship
Watching the Shire roll away
Standing on the deckof the ship
Sailing west.

- Calafalas


The Grey Havens

Against All Odds by Phil Collins

How can I just let you sail away, just let you leave without a trace.
When I stood there taking every breath with you, Frodo.
You're the only one who threw away it all

How can you just sail away from me, when all I can do is watch you leave.
Cause we've shared the burden and the pain, and even shared the tears.
You're the only one who threw away it all

So take the book from me now, cause there's just an empty place.
And there's just Sting, left here to remind me, and the memory of your face.
Take the book from me now, cause there's just an empty place.
And you coming back to me is against all odds and that's what I've got to face.

I wish I could just make you turn around, turn around and see me cry.
There's so much I need to say to you, so many reasons why.
You're the only one who could throw it away at all

So take the book from me now, cause there's just an empty place.
And there's just Sting left here to remind me, and the memory of your face.
Take the book from me now, cause there's just an empty place.
But to wait for you, well that's all I can do and that's what I've got to face.

Take a good look at me now, cause I'll still be standing here.
And you coming back to me is against all odds.
That's the chance I've got to take, so

Just take the book from me now..
- Dandy