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Fifteen Birds in Five Fir Trees

Type: Songs & Stories

Description:He could hear the goblins beginning a horrible song:

Fifteen birds in five fir trees
their feathers were fanned in a fiery breeze!
But, funny little birds, they had no wings!
O what shall we do with the funny little things?
Roast ‘em alive or stew ‘em in a pot;
fry them, boil them and eat them hot?
Out of the Frying-Pan Into the Fire, pg.116, The Hobbit

The goblins song about burning the dwarves:
“Burn, burn tree and fern!
Shrivel and scorch! A fizzling torch
To light the night for out delight,
Ya hey!

Bake and toast ‘em, fry and roast ‘em!
till beards blaze, and eyes glaze;
till hair smells and skins crack,
fat melts and bones black
in cinders lie
beneath the sky!
So dwarves shall die
and light the night for our delight
Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire, pg. 116-117, The Hobbit

Contributors: Still Anonymous, 02/29/04

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