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Clap! Snap! The black crack!

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'''Clap! Snap! The black crack!''' is the song sung by the [[Orcs of the Misty Mountains|goblins]] as they descend into [[Goblin-town]] after capturing [[Thorin]], the dwarves, and [[Bilbo Baggins]] (but not [[Gandalf]]). The goblins kept time by the flap of their flat feet upon the stone floor of the passage.  As they sang they brought out whips to force the dwarves and the hobbit to run as fast as they could.<ref>{{H|Hill}}</ref>
'''Clap! Snap! The black crack!''' is a song 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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The first stanza refers to the capture of Thorin's company in their "[[Front Porch]]", the seemingly small cave the company had taken shelter in while traversing the [[Misty Mountains|mountains]].  The second and third stanzas indicate that the captives will be turned into hard-working slaves of the goblins far within the mountains.
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==Text==
 
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     Below, my lad!
 
     Below, my lad!
 
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==history==
 
 
it is unclear when it was writen or who exactly wrote the song but prehaps the song was as old as [[Goblin-town]] itself all we know is that it is sung by [[goblins]].
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[Poems in The Hobbit]]
 
* [[Poems in The Hobbit]]
  
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[[Category:Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien]]
 
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Latest revision as of 06:02, 9 March 2013

Clap! Snap! The black crack! is the song sung by the goblins as they descend into Goblin-town after capturing Thorin, the dwarves, and Bilbo Baggins (but not Gandalf). The goblins kept time by the flap of their flat feet upon the stone floor of the passage. As they sang they brought out whips to force the dwarves and the hobbit to run as fast as they could.[1]

The first stanza refers to the capture of Thorin's company in their "Front Porch", the seemingly small cave the company had taken shelter in while traversing the mountains. The second and third stanzas indicate that the captives will be turned into hard-working slaves of the goblins far within the mountains.

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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!

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Over Hill and Under Hill"