This one goes out to Erin, the Sam to my Frodo (and the Frodo to my Sam). Nothing but love for ya, Spyder -- if you take my meaning. Watch for Ringwraiths.

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Nine whose hearts are Brave and True

Shall do what they set out to do,

To stand and fight the Nine Who Ride,

To stand together side by side;

Nine whose hearts are True and Brave

Shall speed the One Ring on its way!

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I know not what this Quest shall bring,

Or if I'll live to bear the Ring

Into the smoke and fire and gloom

That lives within the Mount of Doom.

I only know I'm glad for friends

To help me to the Journey's end.

Nine whose hearts are Brave and True

Shall do what they set out to do!

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Gardener was my chosen trade;

To tend, until my end of days,

A patch of earth, a bit of grass --

I pray it may yet come to pass.

For now, I'll stand beside my friend,

Until his Quest shall reach its end.

To stand and fight the Nine Who Ride,

To stand together side by side!

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The ways of Middle-Earth I've roamed,

The World itself my only home

A wanderer in the far-flung Ways,

Mithrandir, the Pilgrim Gray.

And now I face my greatest task,

To see the Dark Lord fall at last!

Nine whose hearts are True and Brave

Shall speed the One Ring on its way!

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