Things of Middle-earth
The Goblins Song to their Prisoners
Type: Songs & Stories
Description:“The goblins began to sing, or croak, keeping time with the flap of their flat feet on the stone, and shaking their prisoners as well.
Clap! Snap! the black crack!It sounded truly terrifying. The walls echoed to the ‘clap, snap!’ and the ‘crush, smash!’ and to the ugly laughter of their ‘ho, ho! my lad!’”
Grip, grab! Pinch, nab!
And down, down to Goblin-town
You go, my lad!
Clash, crash! Crush, smash!
Hammer and tongs! Knocker and gongs!
Pound, pound, far underground!
Ho, ho! my lad!
Swish, smack! Whip crack!
Batter and beat! Yammer and bleat!
Work, work! Nor dare to shirk,
While Goblins quaff, and Goblins laugh,
Round and round far underground
Below, my lad!
Over Hill and Under Hill, pg. 71-72, The Hobbit
Contributors: Still Anonymous, 02/29/04