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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 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". 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.

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!
Left, right, 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.

Where there's a whip, there's a way!
We don't wanna go to war today!

[scene of Frodo and Sam]

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!

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