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The Hobbit Yuletide Song



Oh, the days are dark and dusky
And the northern wind brings news of coming cold
All the birds have left our land and headed south
With only crows left in our fold

But my mood is light and merry and I smile
I think of happy days ahead
For the yule is getting closer now
There are things to do to be prepared

The plumpest pig in farthings four
Will be ham and sausage, even bacon
And I surely need some pails of butter
For all the baking to be undertaken

In the cellar rest my kegs
There’s one with brandy and a large where my ale is brewing
And oh me shelves are filled with biscuits
Jars all good and ready for me chewing

So be welcome lovely yuletide
Bring light and joy to hobbits here
We will cherish time together
We’ll think of friends both far and near

Let us sing this song together
A mighty chorus for the yule
Though the days are dark and dusky
Our song will chase away the cool

It is time to clean the burrow
Bring a broom and chase the dust out of yer comfy home
Find yer special yuletide clothes and fill the bathing tub
Splash around in soaking foam

Light the candles, pour some wine
Then call yer loved-ones in and soon they are beside yer
And yer mood is light and lovely
Like the song of spring-time warblers fly through the air

So be welcome lovely yuletide
Bring light and joy to hobbits here
We will cherish time together
We’ll think of friends both far and near

Let us sing this song together
A mighty chorus for the yule
Though the days are dark and dusky
Our song will chase away the cool