Down in the Valley


O! What are you doing,

And where are you going?

Your ponies need shoeing!

The river is flowing!

O! tra-la-la-lally

here down in the valley!


O! What are you seeking,

And where are you making?

The faggots are reeking,

The bannocks are baking!

O! tril-lil-lil-lolly

the valley is jolly,

ha! ha!


O! Where are you going

With beards all a-wagging?

No knowing, no knowing

What brings Mr. Baggins,

And Balin and Dwalin

down into the valley

in June

ha! ha!


O! Will you be staying,

Or will you be flying?

Your ponies are straying!

The daylight is dying!


To fly would be folly,

To stay would be jolly

And listen and hark

Till the end of the dark

to our tune

ha! ha!


~As sung by the Elves of Rivendell (The Hobbit - Ch. 3 "A Short Rest")



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Last updated: May 1, 2023