ABC music

LotRO’s in-game music isn’t very intuitive, and I’d been playing my guardian for almost two years before I bothered to learn it. Once I did learn it, though, there was no going back.
I’m saved from having to write a description of ABC files and how to play them, because a kinsman of mine already did (and this sentence is a link to it).
If his guide had existed when I rolled my guardian, it might not have taken me two years to pick up a lute.

I’ve come a long way since then, and the real purpose of this page is as a repository for the ABC files I have created. They’re all hosted on, and I link them here because I like to revel in notoriety. The songs are (with one exception) all arranged for a single instrument, so you can enjoy the music without having to chase down other minstrels and making them play with you.

John Dowland
The Lowest Trees Have Tops
Can She Excuse my Wrongs
Go Crystal Tears
Come Again Sweet Love

Turlough O’Carolan
Carolan’s Welcome

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Seventeen Come Sunday (actually a two-part arrangement, but the melody part plays well solo)

Traditional Scottish
Macpherson’s Rant
Macpherson’s Rant  (melody only)

Traditional English
The Three Ravens (Child Ballad number 26)
Thomas the Rhymer (Child Ballad number 37)


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Your Fav Hobbit
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 00:17:11

    Awesome, do you take requests? 🙂


    • Iranon
      Aug 19, 2011 @ 17:14:29

      That depends on what is requested. I have to be able to find a midi file of the song, and even then not all midi files make for good ABC files.


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