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Glenn Yarbrough


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Glenn Yarbrough (January 12, 1930—) is an American folk singer. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended St. John’s College. He was the lead singer with The Limeliters and had a prolific solo career, recording on various labels.
Among other career highlights, Yarbrough provided vocals for the Rankin/Bass animated versions of The Hobbit (1977) and The Return of the King (1980), singing songs such as “The Road Goes Ever On” and “Frodo of the Nine Fingers”.


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  • zendEru

    Down, Down to Goblin Town! Pa pa paa paaam!

    7 Aug 2012 Reply
  • weejogs

    go lemmiwinks, stop wikileaks [2]

    17 Nov 2011 Reply
  • niemozliwiak

    go lemmiwinks, stop wikileaks

    21 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Minardil

    you go my lad hoho my lad! down down to goblin towm

    12 Jun 2011 Reply
  • prestonparsons

    I saw / heard Yarbrough in concert in Raleigh, NC on the NC State Univ. campus, back in what I believe was his "hay day" of touring - the mid-'60's (a bit of guesswork, there, as I was only a kid then). My older sister, a student there at that time, treated me to the performance... I never forgot his signature sound, and even today still find myself occasionally humming or singing one of his then-popular hits. I would probably have never know of him, or his music, if it hadn't been for the generous efforts of a "big sister" to provide some musical diversity for her little brother. Glenn Yarbrough owns one of those voices that is so unique, there's never any mistaking him for someone else. Truly a "one of a kind" artist, whose music I have held as "special" for many decades.

    7 Dec 2010 Reply
  • lollinoutloud

    still cartoonishly hard to find some of his stuff, after all these years. it really is a shame, he's got the clearest, most beautiful voice. hope appreciation for this man goes, maybe after the new Hobbit is released?

    29 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Unknownrooster

    amazing singer

    10 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Emery_Neuro

    Очень долго искал саундтрек к Хоббиту, но это того стоило)) Glenn Yarbrough крут)))

    31 Jul 2009 Reply
  • OneWhiteDuck

    For those needing more Glenn, check the two following links: &

    20 May 2009 Reply
  • Spicyeggroll

    Loved the song he sang in The Hobbit. His records flood every thrift shop so they're easy to find and sound great. If you like Glenn and you've never heard the Limeliters you need to find a record of them. Banjo, guitar, and Glenn singing. Its worth a lot more than 50 cents. Really good summer chilling music.

    17 May 2009 Reply
  • lollinoutloud

    Hardest material in my life to find has been this guy's. Oh, but it is all well worth it!

    16 Oct 2007 Reply
  • Jazz13

    she was just my taste right down to the waist, but the rest of her was fish, the rest of her was fish..

    15 Mar 2007 Reply

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