Post by Paul S Person
On Sun, 1 Aug 2021 09:47:25 -0500, "Michael F. Stemper"
Post by Michael F. Stemper Post by Robert Carnegie Post by Paul S Person
On Sat, 31 Jul 2021 09:59:42 -0500, "Michael F. Stemper"
Post by Michael F. Stemper
In her 2003 introduction to _Silverlock_, Karen Anderson
says that she had set a song from _The Lord of the Rings_
to the melody of "Greensleeves".
I think we'd be looking for a song written by Tolkien.
Yes. "[...] a song from _The Lord of the Rings_".
Yet, given some of the filk songs mentioned earlier, it appears that a
distinction may exist between "text from LOTR" and "song from LOTR".
Wikipedia sums up _Silverlock_ (John Myers Myers, 1949):
"While on a sea voyage, a ship named Naglfar [oh dear]
founders. One anhedonic passenger, A. Clarence Shandon
(M.B.A., Wisconsin), is washed ashore in a fictional land
known as "The Commonwealth of Letters". He is befriended
by Golias, who nicknames him 'Silverlock' and who becomes
his guide. Silverlock and Golias encounter figures from
history, literature and mythology."
Google Books dates the supplemented edition to 2004.
I persuaded Google to reveal, as we know, that Karen Anderson
set a song from LOTR to "Greensleeves", also set a song from
_Silverlock_ to a tune by Gordon R. Dickson, and
"I'd sing them at convention parties - see my enlarged
version of the afterword I did for the 1979 edition."
That seems, via ISFDB, to refer to page 491 etc. of the
2004 _Silverlock_, "The Songs of Silverlock", which per
Google, doesn't mention "Tolkien" or "Greensleeves".
"Convention" appears on pages 14 as above, 483,
and 491. Have a look, Michael. If someone's got the
1979 edition, it may say more, but it's a long shot.
Google isn't giving me access to that.
"Greenfleeves" is the one that goef like thif. :-)
It may have been heard a lot with other lyrics
in those circles, like the memorable incident here.
"The crowd did not react well."