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Summary: A Shire Yuletide song of the early Fourth Age, made popular by Thain Peregrin I. The words are said to have been written by Meriadoc the Magnificent, Master of Buckland.
Rating: G
(Author’s Notes: This is a filk, based on the song “Christmas in Killarney”, written by John Redmond, James Cavanaugh and Frank Weldon in 1950, and made popular by Bing Crosby. I woke up last night with the song as an earworm, and realized that the main phrase in the chorus scanned to “Yuletide in the Shire-lands”. Everything comes back to hobbits in the end…)

Yuletide in the Shire-lands



The holly green, the ivy green,
The prettiest picture you’ve ever seen
is Yuletide in the Shire-lands,
With all of the folks at home!

Brush up your toes, put on warm clothes,
We’ll gather the pine-boughs and mistletoe!
The smell of baking, you know of course,
Will guide us all back home!

The door is always open, the neighbours pay a call
For friendship’s sake we’ll have some cake,
And a toast to one and all.

Our hearts are light, our spirits bright,
We’ll celebrate our joy tonight
It’s Yuletide in the Shire-lands,
With all of the folks at home!

The holly green, the ivy green,
The prettiest picture you’ve ever seen
from Westmarch to the Outlands,
no matter where you roam
It’s Yuletide in the Shire-lands
With all of the folks at home!

We'll hang the wreaths and garlands while all the Family's here
Around a roaring Yule-log fire,
We’ll raise a cup of cheer!

There's gifts to bring and songs to sing,
And laughs to make the rafters ring
It’s Yuletide in the Shire-lands
With all of the folks at home.

The holly green, the ivy green,
The prettiest picture you’ve ever seen
from Westmarch to the Outlands,
no matter where you roam
It’s Yuletide in the Shire-lands
With all of the folks at home!

The children run and play, and hope to see some snow!
We listen to their happy yells
And laughter as we go!

How grand it feels to click your heels,
And dance away to the jigs and reels.
It’s Yuletide in the Shire-lands
With all of the folks at home.

The holly green, the ivy green,
The prettiest picture you’ve ever seen
from Westmarch to the Outlands,
no matter where you roam
It’s Yuletide in the Shire-lands
With all of the folks at home!
It’s Yuletide in the Shire-lands
With all of the folks at home!
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