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The Battle of Evermore
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The Battle of Evermore

"The Battle of Evermore" is an acoustic guitar and mandolin track from Led Zeppelin's fourth album.

Folk singer Sandy Denny duets with Robert Plant.

It is based on events in the third of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings books, The Return of the King.

The Prince of Peace, who "embraced the gloom" and "walked the night alone", refers to Frodo, who left the Fellowship of the Ring and left for Mordor with only his servant and friend Samwise Gamgee for company. Also, "The Queen of Light" who "took her bow" means Galadriel, the queen of the Elves, siginfying that the Third Age is ending and that the Age of Men will begin soon.

Extra: not everyone agrees that The Battle of Evermore has to do with Tolkien. An extended commenatry can be read here [1]
Led Zeppelin
John Bonham - John Paul Jones - Jimmy Page - Robert Plant
Original albums: Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin III - Untitled - Houses of the Holy - Physical Graffiti - Presence - The Song Remains the Same - In Through the Out Door - Coda
Other albums: Boxed Set - Profiled - Remasters - Boxed Set 2 - The Complete Studio Recordings - BBC Sessions - ' - ' - How the West Was Won
Films: The Song Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin DVD
Songs: "The Battle of Evermore" - "Dazed and Confused" - "Stairway To Heaven" - "When the Levee Breaks"
Other: Peter Grant - Swan Song Records