The Bath Song
This is the Song sung by Frodo, Sam, and Pippin, as the bathed at Crickhollow.
- Sing hey! for the bath at close of day
- that washes the weary mud away!
- A loon is he that will not sing:
- O! Water Hot is a noble thing!
- O! Sweet is the sound of falling rain.
- and the brook that leaps from hill to plain;
- but better than rain or rippling streams
- is Water Hot that smokes and steams.
- O! Water cold we may pour at need
- down a thirsty throat and be glad indeed;
- but better is Beer, if drink we lack,
- and Water Hot poured down the back.
- O! Water is fair that leaps on high
- in a fountain white beneath the sky;
- but never did fountain sound so sweet
- as splashing Hot Water with my feet!