Hobbit Drinking Song
News from the Speaking Clock, who writes: “In the forum at Billy Boyd’s website BillyBoyd.net “Nimrodel” has left details of a drinking song that didn’t make it to the final cut of FOTR. She says that the four hobbits sang it with Peter Jackson during an interview at Cannes last year. If, as has been promised, the Green Dragon scene is put back into the extended DVD version, maybe we’ll get to see it as well as hear it.”
For those of you who missed our Cannes news coverage last year, there’s an audio file here Here’s the words – notice the song cleverly blends TWO of Tolkien’s originals, Pippin’s Bath Song that he sings at Crickhollow, and one that the hobbits sing on their walk across the Shire.
“Hey! Ho! To the bottle I go
To heal my heart and drown my woe.
Rain may fall and wind may blow,
But there still be many miles to go!
Sweet is the sound of falling rain
and the stream that leaps from hill to plain
better than rain or rippling brook
is a mug of beer inside the Took.”