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Ho! Ho! Ho! To the Bottle I Go

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Ho! Ho! Ho! To the Bottle I Go is a poem found within the chapter "A Short Cut to Mushrooms" of The Fellowship of the Ring.

[edit] Text

Ho! Ho! Ho! to the bottle I go
To heal my heart and drown my woe.
Rain may fall and wind may blow,
And many miles be still to go,
But under a tall tree I will lie,
And let the clouds go sailing by.

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Edition)

Merry, Pippin, and Frodo sing the song at the Green Dragon, with slightly altered lyrics; the last two lines are replaced by this four:

Sweet is the sound of the pouring rain,
And the stream that falls from hill to plain.
Better than rain or rippling brook,
Is a mug of beer inside this Took.

[edit] See also