The King (Théoden is Transformed by Gandalf)

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The White Rider

Théoden's Exorcism

(TTT - Track 9)

The Court Of Meduseld

Théoden's Exorcism

(CR-TTT Disc Two - Track 2)


Music by Howard Shore

Words by Philippa Boyens

Translated into Old English (Rohirric) by David Salo

Old English (Rohirric) Pronunciation Guide

The English poem and it's Old English translation were published on the website accessible with TTT Limited Edition Soundtrack CD and are found in The Annotated Score of the Two Towers.


Sung by The London Voices.

Old English (Rohirric)

Original English


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Lim-strang wæs geboren Strong-limbed he was born
Bearn léod-cyninga This son of Kings;
Magorinc Mearces. This warrior of Rohan.
Bunden in byrde tó lædenne Bound by birth to lead.
Bunden in lufe tó thegnunge Bound by love to serve.
Lang beadugear cyythath Long years of war begin to show.
Lic onginneth búgan. The body has begun to bend.
Swift déadlic géar Stieppath geond willan. Swift mortal years outpace the will.
Ac éagan gíet lóciath Beorhtre gesihthe; But the eyes still watch clear-sighted.
Heorte gíet béateth. The great heart is beating still.'