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Funny Little Things

Funny Little Things is the eleventh track on The Hobbit: The Complete Original Soundtrack from the 1977 film adaptation. It was based on the poem "Fifteen birds in five fir trees," with music by Maury Laws and Jules Bass adapting the lyric for the song.

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Fifteen birds in five fir trees,
Their feathers were fanned in a fiery breeze.
What funny little birds - they had no wings.
Oh, what shall we do with the funny little things?
Oh, what shall we do with the funny little things?

Roast them alive or stew 'em in a pot!
Fry them, boil them, eat them hot?
Bake 'em! Toast 'em! Fry 'em! Roast 'em
Till beards blaze and eyes glaze;
Till hair smells and skins crack,
Fat melts and bones black
In cinders lie beneath the sky!
So the Dwarves shall die! (Ha ha ha...)

Fifteen birds in five fir trees,
Their feathers were fanned in a fiery breeze.
What funny little birds - they had no wings.
Oh, what shall we do with the funny little things?
Oh, what shall we do with the funny little things?