Godfather in Elvish


Ah! like gold fall the leaves in the wind, long years numberless as the wings of trees! The long years have passed like swift draughts of the sweet mead in lofty halls beyond the West, beneath the blue vaults of Varda wherein the stars tremble in the voice of her song, holy and queenly. Who now shall refill the cup for me? For now the Kindler, Varda, the Queen of the Stars, from Mount Everwhite has uplifted her hands like clouds, and all paths are drowned deep in shadow; and out of a grey country darkness lies on the foaming waves between us, and mist covers the jewels of Calacirya [Light Cleft] for ever. Now lost, lost to those from the East is Valimar [the Home of the Angels]!
Farewell! Maybe thou shalt find Valimar. Maybe even thou shalt find it. Farewell! Farewell! Maybe thou shalt find it. Maybe even thou shalt find it. Farewell! Farwell! Maybe thou shalt find Valimar. Maybe even thou shalt find it. Farewell!

40 thoughts on “Godfather in Elvish

  1. Who knows. Tolkien was a Catholic, the Corleones are also.. Similar themes about the corruptiveness of power and the mystery of forgiveness.

  2. Another work of Elvish Art! Saved it in my favorites and yes, you have a gift. You really need to make a CD with your rich voice!!!!!! What more can I write, your fan club is here in Revere! X's and O's! Would love to have been there while you made this video, wonder what your family and friends were thinking? That would also make a great video, their reactions to you sing in Elvish….Awesome!

  3. god damnit, very nice O.o
    i love quenya, im learning it btm but im not very good at it right now 😀

  4. In my opinion, the Godfather theme doesn't suit Elves very well. I don't think it sounds like something they would compose I find it too powerful and lacking gentleness. That's just my opinion, however. Also, it's hard for me to judge the performance, since the quality of the recording is quite low.

  5. I'm happy to hear your opinion, especially as you state your criticism in an appropriate tone. That is rare on YouTube. I'd say the Elves are a rather powerful people, not only gentle. They can also be quite proud, as seen in the Silmarillion. I'd especially point out the story of Feanor and his family, leading to the fall of the High-Elves.

  6. Note also that the Godfather theme is coposed by an Italian, and the intonation of Quenya is inspired by that language. The theme has been been given romantic lyrics in Godfather 3, so it is not inherently a "violent" theme.

  7. Note also that the Godfather theme is coposed by an Italian, and the intonation of Quenya is inspired by that language. The theme has been been given romantic lyrics in Godfather 3, so it is not inherently a "violent" theme.

  8. I understand. Nevertheless I can't shake the feeling that the tune isn't appropriate. I guess we can't agree upon that. I think your voice has something to do with my reaction. It's beautiful, but in my opinion it sounds too operatic. I imagine Elvish singing as more natural.

  9. Yeah, I understand your point of view as well. You have to forgive me for my operatic voice: my father is an opera conductor. 😉

  10. I just wish there were subtitles (English and Quenya). Otherwise great enough ='D and I like the voice… congratulations!

  11. Thank you! The subtitles are there on the bottom right corner. Just choose Quenya or English.

  12. @Sirgilwen Thank you! Yes, I'm going to make an album this spring and summer. I'll make it available at Lulu and/or some other self-publishing site (don't know much about them, though).

  13. @ondotambaro YESSS! Thank you ='D I was just hoping for Quenya subs, you even added English. Props to you Elvish sir! ;')

  14. @Shadoufang You're welcome! But don't thank me so much, all of the subtitles were there since I put the video on YouTube. 🙂

  15. Oh, darn, sorry I missed it heh… Hanta lye (?) =')
    and wow, I stumbled upon your video on your Master's Thesis… althought it might need some audio fixing. Maybe I could tweak it a bit if you'd like? I'm sure Tolkien fans and academics would find it helpful =')

  16. @callmetricia You are most welcome! Discovering the combination was serendipitous. I suddenly realized that this tune (one of my favourites, if not the favourite) and the most famous (and best) Quenya poem fit together. I learned Elvish from Ardalambion (folk.uib.no/hnohf/); I know Namárie by heart.

  17. Wow this is great. You're right, the words do flow rather well with The Godfather theme.

  18. @wayne62682 I'm glad you like it. The connection is marvelous, isn't it. 🙂

  19. Really creative and well done. Hilarious and awesome. Hilariawesome!

  20. It is a good idea and your voice is nice, but you sound off tone sometimes

  21. You know when you read a book by Tolkien, and you get to a part where some character sings a song, and you feel really awkward reading it because you have no idea what melody the words go to? From now on, I'm going to sing the songs in my head to the Godfather theme =)

  22. Such a shame that this video is forgotten in this corner of the series of tubes. It is of up most quality and if you are still around dude just know I appreciate this video.

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