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Clap! Snap! The black crack!

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'''Clap! Snap! The black crack!''' is a poem found within the chapter "[[Over Hill and Under Hill]]" of ''[[The Hobbit]]''.
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'''Clap! Snap! The black crack!''' is a poem found within the chapter "[[Over Hill and Under Hill]]" of ''[[The Hobbit]]''. It is sung by the [[Orcs of the Misty Mountains|goblins]] as they descend into [[Goblin-town]].
  
 
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Clap! Snap! The black crack! is a poem found within the chapter "Over Hill and Under Hill" of The Hobbit. It is sung by the goblins as they descend into Goblin-town.

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Clap! Snap! the black crack!
Grip, grab! Pinch, nab!
And down down to Goblin-town
    You go, my lad!

Clash, crash! Crush, smash!
Hammer and tongs! Knocker and gongs!
Pound, pound, far underground!
     Ho, ho! my lad!

Swish, smack! Whip crack!
Batter and beat! Yammer and bleat!
Work, work! Nor dare to shirk,
While Goblins quaff, and Goblins laugh,
Round and round far underground
     Below, my lad!

See also