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Ho! Ho! Ho! to the bottle I go

Type: Songs & Stories

Other Names:
A Drinking Song (LoTR index only)

Description:

It was now past mid-day, and they felt it was high time for lunch. They halted under an elm tree.... When they came to make their meal, they found that the Elves had filled their bottles with a clear drink, pale golden in colour: it had the scent of a honey made of many flowers, and was wonderfully refreshing. Very soon they were laughing, and snapping their fingers at rain, and at Black Riders. The last few miles, they felt, would soon be behind them.

Frodo propped his back against the tree-trunk, and closed his eyes. Sam and Pippin sat near, and they began to hum, and then to sing softly:

Ho! Ho! Ho! to the bottle I go
To heal my heart and drown my woe.
Rain may fall and wind may blow,
And many miles be still to go,
But under a tall tree I will lie,
And let the clouds go sailing by.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 4, A Short Cut to Mushrooms

Contributors:
Lyllyn 29Aug03
Elena Tiriel 13Jan12

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