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

Revision as of 17:22, 2 October 2017

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.

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Lyrics

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

We don't wanna do our dance today
But the Lord of the Rap says: "nae, nae, nae!"
We're gonna dance all day, all day, all day!
Where there's a whip there's a way!

Where there's a whip, there's a nae nae!
Where there's a whip, there's a nae!
Where there's a whip, there's a nae!
watch, me, watch, me, watch
Where there's a whip, there's a nae nae!
watch, me

The crack on the back says we're gonna dance
We're gonna dance all day and night and more
For we are the slaves of Silento's dance.
watch, me, watch, me, watch, me

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

We don't wanna do our dance today!
But the Lord of the Rap says: "nae, nae, nae!"
We're gonna dance all day, all day, all day!
Where there's a whip there's a nae nae!
watch, me, watch, me!

[scene of Frodo and Sam]

Where there's a whip!
We don't wanna do our dance today!
But the Lord of the Rap says: "nae, nae, nae!"
We're gonna dance all day, all day, all day!
Where there's a whip there's a nae nae!

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References

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