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'''Chip the glasses and crack the plates!''' is a poem found within the [[An Unexpected Party]] chapter in ''[[The Hobbit]]''.
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'''Chip the glasses and crack the plates''' is a poem in the chapter "[[An Unexpected Party]]" of ''[[The Hobbit]]''.
  
==Context==
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==History==
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On the day of the unexpected party in [[Bilbo Baggins]]' home the [[Thorin and Company|13 dwarves]] and [[Gandalf]] arrived at tea time. After they were fed, Bilbo began to clear away the plates and glasses but when [[Thorin]] declared, "Now to clear up!" all of the other dwarves jumped up, piled all the dishes most precariously, and carried them into the kitchen. Bilbo nearly squeaked with fright, believing that his dishes might be ruined. The amused dwarves sang this song that described all of the kitchen horrors that seemed about to happen, but of course none of them did.<ref>{{H|Party}}</ref>
  
 
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==Text==
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<poem style="font-style:italic; margin-left:20px;">
 
Chip the glasses and crack the plates!
 
Chip the glasses and crack the plates!
 
Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
 
Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates—
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That's what Bilbo Baggins hates—
 
Smash the bottles and burn the corks!
 
Smash the bottles and burn the corks!
  
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Send them down the hall to roll!
 
Send them down the hall to roll!
  
That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates!
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That's what Bilbo Baggins hates!
 
So, carefully! carefully with the plates!
 
So, carefully! carefully with the plates!
 
 
</poem>
 
</poem>
  
==Analysis==
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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|File:The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey - That's what Bilbo Baggins hates!.jpg|The scene at the conclusion of the singing of "Chip the glasses and crack the plates" in ''[[The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey]]''
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'''1977: [[The Hobbit (1977 film)|''The Hobbit'' (1977 film)]]:'''
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:"Chip the glasses and crack the plates" was adapted as "[[That's What Bilbo Baggins Hates]]" and was included in ''[[The Hobbit: The Complete Original Soundtrack]]''.
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'''2012: ''[[The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey]]'':'''
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:"Chip the glasses and crack the plates" was adapted as "[[Blunt the Knives]]" and was performed by the dwarves (without Thorin) during the Unexpected Party. It was included in the [[The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Special Edition|special edition soundtrack]].
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[Poems in The Hobbit]]
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*[[Poems in The Hobbit|Poems in ''The Hobbit'']]
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*[[That's What Bilbo Baggins Hates]]
  
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[[Category:Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien]]
 
[[Category:Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien]]

Latest revision as of 13:46, 26 December 2012

Chip the glasses and crack the plates is a poem in the chapter "An Unexpected Party" of The Hobbit.

[edit] History

On the day of the unexpected party in Bilbo Baggins' home the 13 dwarves and Gandalf arrived at tea time. After they were fed, Bilbo began to clear away the plates and glasses but when Thorin declared, "Now to clear up!" all of the other dwarves jumped up, piled all the dishes most precariously, and carried them into the kitchen. Bilbo nearly squeaked with fright, believing that his dishes might be ruined. The amused dwarves sang this song that described all of the kitchen horrors that seemed about to happen, but of course none of them did.[1]

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Chip the glasses and crack the plates!
Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
That's what Bilbo Baggins hates—
Smash the bottles and burn the corks!

Cut the cloth and tread on the fat!
Pour the milk on the pantry floor!
Leave the bones on the bedroom mat!
Splash the wine on every door!

Dump the crocks in a boiling bowl;
Pound them up with a thumping pole;
And when you’ve finished if any are whole,
Send them down the hall to roll!

That's what Bilbo Baggins hates!
So, carefully! carefully with the plates!

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

Chip the glasses and crack the plates in adaptations
The scene at the conclusion of the singing of "Chip the glasses and crack the plates" in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey  

1977: The Hobbit (1977 film):

"Chip the glasses and crack the plates" was adapted as "That's What Bilbo Baggins Hates" and was included in The Hobbit: The Complete Original Soundtrack.

2012: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey:

"Chip the glasses and crack the plates" was adapted as "Blunt the Knives" and was performed by the dwarves (without Thorin) during the Unexpected Party. It was included in the special edition soundtrack.

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Party"