Things of Middle-earth
Fifteen Birds in Five Fir Trees
Type: Songs & Stories
Description:He could hear the goblins beginning a horrible song:
Fifteen birds in five fir treesOut of the Frying-Pan Into the Fire, pg.116, The Hobbit
their feathers were fanned in a fiery breeze!
But, funny little birds, they had no wings!
O what shall we do with the funny little things?
Roast ‘em alive or stew ‘em in a pot;
fry them, boil them and eat them hot?
The goblins song about burning the dwarves:
“Burn, burn tree and fern!Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire, pg. 116-117, The Hobbit
Shrivel and scorch! A fizzling torch
To light the night for out delight,
Bake and toast ‘em, fry and roast ‘em!
till beards blaze, and eyes glaze;
till hair smells and skins crack,
fat melts and bones black
in cinders lie
beneath the sky!
So dwarves shall die
and light the night for our delight
Contributors: Still Anonymous, 02/29/04