Introduction

This song is set at the end of Return of the King, when Frodo has to explain to Sam why he is leaving The Shire and sailing into the West. The tune is "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

Don't Cry For Me, Samwise Gamgee

It won't be easy, you'll think it strange
When I try to explain how I feel
Why I have to leave you after all that we've done
You won't believe me
How can I tell you the hobbit you love
Is sailing off into the West?
I'm so sad at parting from you

I have to leave The Shire, for I have changed
I am too deeply hurt to remain
I am too badly wounded by knife, tooth and claw
And a long burden
When we returned, though the ring was destroyed
The Shire did not seem the same
I never expected it to

Don't cry for me, Samwise Gamgee
I know that you never left me
All through my mission
My quest to Mordor
You kept your promise
For love, not orders

I tried to save The Shire, and it's been saved
For everyone else but for me
Though a quiet life in The Shire was all I desired
It was illusive
My hope of healing lies over the Sea
Though I hate to leave you behind
I love you and know you love me

Don't cry for me, Samwise Gamgee
I know that you never left me
All through my mission
My quest to Mordor
You kept your promise
For love, not orders

Don't cry for me, Samwise Gamgee
I know that you never left me
All through my mission
My quest to Mordor
You kept your promise
For love, not orders

Don't you grieve too much
Don't be sad, Sam, you can't always be torn in two
You have so much to enjoy and to be
There's still so much you have to do

Don't cry for me, Samwise Gamgee
I know that you never left me
All through my mission
My quest to Mordor
You kept your promise
For love, not orders