Said the Horse to the Hobbit

from by Marc Gunn

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Said the worm to the bird, "Don't swallow me!"
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum
But the bird did swallow that worm quickly
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum.

Said the bird to the cat, "Don't eat my feathers!"
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum
But the cat pounced on that bird in the heather
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum.

Said the cat to the dog, "Don't bite my tail!"
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum
But the dog did chomp and the cat did wail
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum.

Said the dog to the stick, "Don't beat me!"
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum.
But the stick was swung to the dog's yelping
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum.

Said the stick to the fire, "Don't burn me!"
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum.
But the stick did burn oh so brightly
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum.

Said the fire to the water, "Don't put me out!"
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum.
But the water splashed down, there was no drought
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum.

Said the water to the horse, "Don't drink me!"
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum.
But the horse drank all, like hobbit with tea
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum.

Said the horse to the hobbit, "Don't ride me!"
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum.
But the hobbit climbed up quite tentatively
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum.

Said the hobbit to the horse, "Please don't buck me!"
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum.
But the horse did kick and the hobbit flew free
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum.
With a hi di dum ba da diddle i dum!

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from Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits, released October 22, 2011
lyrics and music Marc Gunn

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Marc Gunn Birmingham, Alabama

Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans a like for it’s unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic. It’s Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted. ... more

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