Marta's Drinking Songs: 1. Mad Baggins [Hobbits]

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1. Mad Baggins [Hobbits]

The moonlight shone on his buttons brass
As he stood 'neath the Party Tree.
The Bolgers, Boffins, and Brandybucks,
Grubbs and Bracegirdles, Chubbs and Tooks
Looked up expectantly.

'Eleventy-one years is far too short
To live among Hobbits so fine.
I asked you to this feast today
To hear just what I have to say;
You will three purposes find.'

He spoke of birthdays, barrels and trolls,
Eagles and flies that bite.
And then his eyes, oh they did shine
And his hands, they reached behind,
And then he said, 'Good-night.'

With a boom and a blast and a rain of fire
He vanished into thin air.
Not quite knowing what to think,
His guests all called for another drink
And he slipped away from there.

So Mother Tooks, you watch your sons,
For jaunts won't turn out well;
Just warm your feet by your comfy fire,
And you all stay safe in the Shire,
'Lest you fall to that Wizard's spell.

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: Marta

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/21/07

Original Post: 02/22/04

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