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Chip the glasses and crack the plates

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what billbo baggins hates is a poem found within the chapter "An Unexpected Party" of The Hobbit. It was sung by 12 of the 13 dwarves as they cleaned up from dinner they sang it to poke fun at poor Bilbo who was baggering them about bieng careful, of course they did none of the terible things discribed in the song but put everything away nicely while thorin and gandalf blew smoke rings gandalf's bieng multi-colored and darting about everywhere.


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!

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