Sing

Sing, sang, sung – there’s nothing like a good old strong verb to start my Monday correctly. Friends, there’s a parallel to be made with Methodist hymns in the last handful of examples – I leave this exercise to the Reader.

I did simultaneously search for “unsung” just in case.

• 01.063 But the dwarves only started to sing:
• 01.072 and then another began to sing as they played,
• 01.072 deep-throated singing of the dwarves
• 01.078 Was sung unheard by men or elves.
• 01.083 As they sang
• 01.084 and the singing had stopped,
• 02.027 and they told stories or sang songs
• 02.028 and sang songs Bilbo had never heard before.
• 02.029 with the kettle just beginning to sing!”
• 03.001 They did not sing or tell stories that day,
• 03.004 and of the kettle singing.
• 03.018 and sang
• 03.024 and sing with us,
• 03.025 Elvish singing is not a thing to miss,
• 03.026 and they sang a merry song as the party went across.
• 03.033 or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing,
• 03.049 and sing upon the midsummer’s eve.
• 04.002 and they did not dare to sing or talk too loud,
• 04.018 The goblins began to sing, or croak,
• 05.006 of which so many songs had sung;
• 06.075 Sing, sing little birds!
• 06.075 Sing, sing little birds!
• 06.075 Why don’t you sing?’
• 06.076 and they went on singing.
• 07.084 and sang songs making fun of us.
• 07.097 and presently they began to sing.
• 07.097 and their singing went on for a long while:
• 07.120 and while the dwarves were still singing songs
• 07.132 and to sing again
• 07.134 Birds began to sing less.
• 08.038 Sometimes there was singing
• 08.038 and the singing was beautiful,
• 08.048 and there was a merry singing,
• 08.070 And hark to the singing
• 08.071 and many were singing.
• 08.094 then dancing among the trees he began to sing a song
• 08.095 This is what he sang:
• 08.098 As he sang he threw some more stones
• 08.102 and went off singing.
• 08.119 and singing suddenly stopped.
• 09.005 and the elf-guards sang as they marched along the twisting,
• 09.039 and singing snatches of song.
• 09.050 So they sang as first one barrel
• 09.052 began to sing a song round the river-door.
• 09.055 he could hear the elves still singing
• 10.008 though some still sang old songs
• 10.008 Some sang too that Thror
• 10.034 Some began to sing snatches of old songs
• 10.036 So they sang,
• 10.037 and sang songs all day,
• 10.045 People sang on the quays
• 11.004 at the singing of old songs by the lake
• 11.019 and never called or sang,
• 12.015 and sing of dragon-hoards before,
• 14.016 the old songs of mirth to come had been sung
• 14.034 and some of those who had before sung the old songs loudest,
• 15.004 and sang;
• 15.004 and again he sang,
• 15.035 and was much like the song they had sung long before
• 18.043 and sang
• 19.001 Bilbo heard the elves still singing
• 19.002 And elves are yet singing
• 19.010 Below it many elves were singing loud
• 19.011 Sing all ye joyful, now sing all together!
• 19.011 Sing all ye joyful, now sing all together!
• 19.013 Sing we now softly, and dreams let us weave him!

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