The Eagles

lyrics source poem







For Frodo

The final battle

(CR-ROTK Disc Three - Track 16)


For Frodo

The Moth and the Eagles arrive at the Black Gate

(CR-ROTK Disc Three - Track 16)

The End of All Things

The Eagles collect Sam and Frodo

(ROTK - Track 16)

The Eagles

The Eagles collect Sam and Frodo

(CR-ROTK Disc Four - Track 3)



Adapted by Philippa Boyens

Music by Howard Shore

Translated into Sindarin by David Salo

Text by J.R.R. Tolkien

ROTK, Book 6, Chapter 4,

The Field of Cormallen

Title, English Original, Sindarin Translation and sheet music found in Music From the Movies, Issue 42: Philippa Boyens, Voices of Middle-earth, pg. 43 and in MusicNotes sheet music.  Title, English and Sindarin also in ROTK Special Edition soundtrack booklet.


The lyrics are combined with Nature's Reclamation when the moth indicates the Eagles have arrived. A different melody is used for Renee's solo as the Eagles collect the two stranded Hobbits.


Sung by Ben del Maestro (the Eagles arrive) Renée Fleming (the Eagles collect Sam and Frodo.)


Original English


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Orthannen im vi ól In a dream I was lifted up.
Coll e dû Borne from the darkness
Or hiriath naur Above the rivers of fire.
Na rovail mae sui 'waew On wings soft as the wind.
Man prestant i ardhon? What's happened to the world?
Cerithar aen illiad dim úthenin? Is everything sad going to come untrue?

ROTK, Book 6, Chapter 4, The Field of Cormallen

The Eagles rescue Sam and Frodo. Sam awakens in Ithilien to find Gandalf (whom he thought was dead) standing before his bed.

Side by side they lay; and down swept Gwaihir, and down came Landroval and Meneldor the swift; and in a dream, not knowing what fate had befallen them, the wanderers were lifted up and borne far away out of the darkness and the fire.


Sam lay back, and stared with open mouth, and for a moment, between bewilderment and great joy, he could not answer. At last he gasped: 'Gandalf! I thought you were dead! But then I thought I was dead myself. Is everything sad going to come untrue? What's happened to the world?'