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Down, Down, To Goblin Town

Down, Down, To Goblin Town is the eighth track on The Hobbit: The Complete Original Soundtrack. It is very similar to the more famous Where There's a Whip, There's a Way, which was featured in the other Rankin/Bass film, The Return of the King. It is based on the poem Clap! Snap! The black crack!, which appears in the novel.

[edit] Lyrics

Swish, smack! Whip crack!
Smash, grab! Pinch, nab!
You go, my lad!
Ho, ho! my lad!

The black crack! the back crack!
The black crack! the back crack!
Down down to Goblin-town
Down down to Goblin-town
Down down to Goblin-town
You go, my lad!
Ho, ho! my lad!

Goblins quaff, and Goblins beat
Goblins laugh, and Goblins bleat
Batter, jabber, whip, and hammer hoooooo!
Below, my lad!
Ho, ho! my lad!

The black crack! the back crack!
The black crack! the back crack!
Down down to Goblin-town
Down down to Goblin-town
Down down to Goblin-town
You go, my lad!
Ho, ho! my lad!