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"Oh you can search far and wide,
You can drink the whole town dry,
But you'll never find a beer so brown
As the one we drink in our home town!
You can keep your fancy ales,
You can drink them by the flagon,
But the only brew for the brave and true,
Comes from the Green Dragon!"


:~D
Yup, they were two little boozers, weren't they.

Drinking was arguable the only quality they had.
I would pipe in like normal...but I am not quite sure what this thread is about or pertaining. I am familiar with the song...I don't know. If someone wants to help me out... Big Laugh Smilie
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I would pipe in like normal

How uncomfortable. I just enter through the door.
Depends on the size of the pipe; if it's diameter is large enough to stand up-right and walk through, arriving by pipe wouldn't be so bad. Still, if the diameter is less than my girth, I'd just as leave walk through the door.

I think I like Frodo's 'Man in the Moon' song better than that of the younger generation.
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Depends on the size of the pipe; if it's diameter is large enough to stand up-right and walk through, arriving by pipe wouldn't be so bad. Still, if the diameter is less than my girth, I'd just as leave walk through the door.

Not to mention the contents of the pipe. I wouldn't want to walk, let alone crawl through a sewage or gas pipe.

About that song, is that the one that is sung in Bree in the movies ? In the books, Frodo sings the moon song in the Prancing Pony, but that's all.
Or did Merry and Pippin sing their song in LotR: The Two Towers during a victory celebration in Rohan. It was obviously a PJ and company movie addition, rather than one of Tolkien's.
Forgive my ignorance, Grondy, but which song was Frodo's Man in Moon song?
The one he sang on the table in Bree before he rolled off and the Ring rolled on. It starts: "There is an inn, a merry old inn ..."
Here's the complete song, which every Tolkienite of course knows by heart :

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There is an inn, a merry old inn
beneath an old grey hill,
And there they brew a beer so brown
That the Man in the Moon himself came down
one night to drink his fill.

The ostler has a tipsy cat
that plays a five-stringed fiddle;
And up and down he runs his bow,
Now squeaking high, now purring low,
now sawing in the middle.

The landlord keeps a little dog
that is mighty fond of jokes;
When there's good cheer among the guests,
He cocks an ear at all the jests
and laughs until he chokes.

They also keep a horned cow
as proud as any queen;
But music turns her head like ale,
And makes her wave her tufted tail
and dance upon the green.

And O! the rows of silver dishes
and the store of silver spoons!
For Sunday there's a special pair,
And these they polish up with care
on Saturday afternoons.

The Man in the Moon was drinking deep,
and the cat began to wail;
A dish and a spoon on the table danced,
The cow in the garden madly pranced,
and the little dog chased his tail.

The Man in the Moon took another mug,
and then rolled beneath his chair;
And there he dozed and dreamed of ale,
Till in the sky the stars were pale,
and dawn was in the air.

Then the ostler said to his tipsy cat:
'The white horses of the Moon,
They neigh and champ their silver bits;
But their master's been and drowned his wits,
and the Sun'll be rising soon!'

So the cat on his fiddle played hey-diddle-diddle,
a jig that would wake the dead:
He squeaked and sawed and quickened the tune,
While the landlord shook the Man in the Moon:
'It's after three!' he said.

They rolled the Man slowly up the hill
and bundled him into the Moon,
While his horses galloped up in rear,
And the cow came capering like a deer,
and a dish ran up with the spoon.

Now quicker the fiddle went deedle-dum-diddle;
the dog began to roar,
The cow and the horses stood on their heads;
The guests all bounded from their beds
and danced upon the floor.

With a ping and a pong the fiddle-strings broke!
the cow jumped over the Moon,
And the little dog laughed to see such fun,
And the Saturday dish went off at a run
with the silver Sunday spoon.

The round Moon rolled behind the hill
as the Sun raised up her head.
She hardly believed her fiery eyes;
For though it was day, to her surprise
they all went back to bed!
I loooove that song!! ^^
haha
I love this song
Yeah, this song is absolutely hobbitish!
ya i remember singing that song as a child, not the whole song of course, only a few verses of that song are now sung, as Tolkien mentions in FOTR,