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Where There's a Whip, There's a Way

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Where there's a whip, there's a way!
 
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Where there's a whip, there's a way!
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Where there's a whip, there's a way!
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The crack on the back says we're gonna fight
 
The crack on the back says we're gonna fight
 
We're gonna march all day and night and more
 
We're gonna march all day and night and more
 
For we are the slaves of the Dark Lord's war.
 
For we are the slaves of the Dark Lord's war.
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Where there's a whip, there's a way!
 
Where there's a whip, there's a way!
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Where there's a whip, there's a way.
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Where there's a whip...''[continues in second voice]''
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We don't wanna go to war today!
 
We don't wanna go to war today!
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But the Lord of the Lash says: "nay, nay, nay!"
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We're gonna march all day, all day, all day!
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Where there's a whip there's a way!
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Left, right, left right!
  
 
''[scene of Frodo and Sam]''
 
''[scene of Frodo and Sam]''
  
We don't wanna go to war today
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Where there's a whip!
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We don't wanna go to war today!
 
But the Lord of the Lash says: "nay, nay, nay!"
 
But the Lord of the Lash says: "nay, nay, nay!"
 
We're gonna march all day, all day, all day!
 
We're gonna march all day, all day, all day!

Revision as of 20:18, 23 September 2016

Where There's a Whip, There's a Way is a song, written by Glenn Yarbrough for the 1980 animated movie The Return of the King. It is considered camp by some, though not as campy as The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins by Leonard Nimoy. The title is a pun on the proverb "Where there's a will, there's a way" and the orc-driver's comment "Where there's a whip, there's a will"[1]. The tune and tone are very similar to Down, Down, To Goblin Town, which had appeared in The Hobbit (1977 film).

The song is sung during the trip Frodo and Sam make through Mordor.

Contents

Lyrics

Where there's a whip, there's a way.
Where there's a whip, there's a way.
Where there's a whip...[continues in second voice]

We don't wanna go to war today
But the Lord of the Lash says: "nay, nay, nay!"
We're gonna march all day, all day, all day!
Where there's a whip there's a way!

Where there's a whip, there's a way!
Where there's a whip, there's a way!
Where there's a whip, there's a way!
Left, right, left, right, left
Where there's a whip, there's a way!
Left, right

The crack on the back says we're gonna fight
We're gonna march all day and night and more
For we are the slaves of the Dark Lord's war.
Left, right, left, right, left, right

Where there's a whip, there's a way!
Where there's a whip, there's a way.
Where there's a whip...[continues in second voice]

We don't wanna go to war today!
But the Lord of the Lash says: "nay, nay, nay!"
We're gonna march all day, all day, all day!
Where there's a whip there's a way!
Left, right, left right!

[scene of Frodo and Sam]

Where there's a whip!
We don't wanna go to war today!
But the Lord of the Lash says: "nay, nay, nay!"
We're gonna march all day, all day, all day!
Where there's a whip there's a way!
Left, right, left right!

Covers

External links

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Land of Shadow"