Elven Dance

In the Tolkien world, Elves are a beautiful people given to spontaneous song. Although harp and voice were the norm, it is well known they were adept at almost any instrument. The title of this song did not come from the lyric but rather from the feeling I had as I composed it. It felt so, well, elvish that there could be no other name. This song features the shehnai carrying the main melody.

Chorus lyric:
Dance dance, dance the night away
The fiddler is playing
Dance dance, dance the night away
Until the light of day

We're gone, we're gone
at the light of dawn!
we're gone we're gone
with the light of dawn.

 

song art

Public Domain: August Malmström (1829–1901) Fairy Dance