Filks from the Red Book: 16. Hobbiton

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16. Hobbiton

Author’s note:
Sung by Meriadoc, composed by him on a visit to his cousin Bilbo. Based on the Beatles’ “Penny Lane.”

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In Hobbiton there is a brewer filling barrels full
Of all the ale that it’s his pleasure to sup
And all the Hobbits that wander up
Stop and have a cup

On the corner is a blacksmith with a mighty frown
The little children hold him in most high respect
Yet the blacksmith always plays a clown
On Midsummer’s day, it’s very strange

Hobbiton is in my eyes and on my skin.
There in front of Bilbo’s own Bag End
I sit, and meanwhile down

In Hobbiton there is a miller with a surly tongue
And in his mill-house is a great and grinding stone
He likes to grumble that he’s never done
But he works alone

Hobbiton is in my eyes and in my skin.
There in front of Bilbo’s own Bag End
I sit, and meanwhile down

Behind the stables where the farmers keep their willing nags
Gaffer Gamgee’s selling taters when he may
And though he makes a bit o’ coin that way
It may take all day.

In Hobbiton the brewer fills another barrel full
We see the blacksmith coming for his noontime mug
And the miller brings along his son
On Midsummer’s day, it’s very strange

Hobbiton is in my eyes and in my skin.
There in front of Bilbo’s own Bag End
I sit, and meanwhile down
Hobbiton is in my eyes and in my skin.
There in front of Bilbo’s own Bag End
Hobbiton.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Celandine Brandybuck

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/02/04

Original Post: 03/08/03

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