Filks from the Red Book: 17. Longbottom Leaf (I Chose Bilbo)

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17. Longbottom Leaf (I Chose Bilbo)

Author’s note:
Sung by Gandalf, based on the Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown).”


I once had a pipe, or should I say, it once had me
It fit in my pack, isn’t it sweet, Longbottom Leaf?

I picked up the pipe in the Shire one day all unaware
Of how it would damage my lungs and leave smells in my hair

I sat in an inn, watching them all, smoking a bowl
They discussed their quest, worried but keen, who’d make fourteen?

They asked if I knew of a burglar to help them – he’d have to be daft
I told them I did if a Hobbit would be good enough

And so they agreed, and as you know, I chose Bilbo
He also smokes weed, isn’t it sweet, Longbottom Leaf.

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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