Major Shire Variants:
The White Tree
Into The West
Merry and Pippin
A bouncy, dance-like version of the Shire theme that is used to represent the Shire as it is experienced by its earthy and insular residents. It is cheerful, comical and a bit shallow, like most hobbits. This is the Shire as seen by those who are in it and who take it a little for granted, and definitely not those who, like our four heroes, are in foreign parts and who are painfully aware of the Shire's unique value.
This theme is recognizable enough that sometimes Shore is satisfied to suggest it using only its bass accompaniment.
||"Concerning Hobbits". This theme sounds more or less continuously all through Bilbo's long description of the Shire and Shire-folk.
||Frodo jumps into Gandalf's cart.
||Frodo and Gandalf: "Before you came we Bagginses never had any adventures" [bass only].
||Merry and Pippin in the cornfield.
||After the return to the Shire, Sam spies Rosie at the Green Dragon. At this point, it's been a long time since we last heard this theme. It seems life is finally returning to some kind of normal.