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Herr Mannelig

Once in the early morning before sun rise
Before the dawn chorus sounded
The mountain troll woman proposed to a knight
She spoke with a forked tongue

Knight Mannelig, Knight Mannelig
Please marry me
For I can give you everything
Your answer can only be "yes" or "no"
If you want it that way

I will give you twelve fine mares
Which are grazing in the shady grove
They have never felt a saddle
Never a bridle

I will give you twelve mills
Situated between Tillö and Ternö
The mill stones have the finest red gleam
And the wheels are made of silver

I will give you a golden sword
Which sounds with 15 gold rings
And in battles fights as you wish
On the battle field you will be victorious

I will give you a shirt, so new
The most beautiful that you have every seen
Not sewn with needle and thread
Crocheted from the finest white silk

Gifts such as these I would love to accept
If you were a Christian woman
But you are an evil mountain troll woman
From the species of the water trolls and the devil

The mountain troll ran out through the door
She walled and wept loudly
If I had got the handsome man
I would be freed from my pain

Knight Mannelig, Knight Mannelig
Please marry me
For I can give you everything
Your answer can only be "yes" or "no"
If you want it that way
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Writer
Wow, I absolutely love all your interpretations of the Tolkien classics!
noleme Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Beautifully done, all of it.
Kot1ka Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Несказанное удовольствие получаю глядя на ваш взгляд на мир Толкина, так сказать. Удивительные работы, я в восторге.
TurnerMohan Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
i love the colors, the feel of the piece, and how bilbo is looking back at us, whereas the dwarves (and gandalf way up at the front) are all turned away. it works so well especially because that's basically how the story's told too, with bilbo as the audience proxy, transported into a more archaic, adventurous, hostile world. perfectly composed image. i could see this being a perfect cover for the book with "the hobbit" up in the top half and "jrr tolkien" at the bottom, or something.
absolutely fine work.
zloradovich Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
На первый взгляд показалось, что у последней лошади пасть до ушей. Как у вампиролошадей, которые рисует здешняя лошадница :)
ullakko Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love it!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I love the rainy effect and the longing last look that Bilbo gives to the Shire! :heart:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Terrific :)
kellyswellies Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Perfection :love:
lupusdono Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
This looks great and the pony looks about as happy as Bilbo.
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