Introduction

This was inspired by a passage in the book when Frodo, feeling he has no hope of his own left, says to Sam, "All Right, Sam, lead me! As long as you've got any hope left. Mine is gone."

Disclaimer: I don't own Frodo and Sam *Sob* although they're welcome here any time! I so don't own the sentiments in the song this is based on, "Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette! Listen, ladies, if your man is leaving you to have sad times while he is off having good times doing things you don't understand, dump him!! Now!! I did, and a year later I met Minto! And we've been happily married for seven years now!

Stand By Me, Sam

Sometimes it's hard to be a hobbit
Going on a quest I didn't plan
My shoulder's hurtin', the ring's a burden
So heavy that I can hardly stand

But if my Samwise is beside me
Even though I have no hope at all
I will find courage to go into Mordor
But I won't get far without my Sam

Stand by me, Sam
Give me your hope to cling to
And someone warm to come to
When nights are cold and lonely

Stand by me, Sam
Show me how much you love me
Please give me all the hope you can
Stand by me, Sam

Stand by me, Sam
I know how much you love me
Please give me all the hope you can
Stand by me, Sam