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The Hobbit 1.5, a parody of David Bowie "Ziggy Stardust"

Grey Havens

Sep 22 2011, 2:56am

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The Hobbit 1.5, a parody of David Bowie "Ziggy Stardust" Can't Post

At first I was going to post this during the Party but then I realized, the actual 74th anniversary is today. So I thought I'd post it now.

Because it didn't quite manage to cover the entire the plot, I decided to call this song parody . . .


(to the tune of David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtuXJBjtS8g)

Hardly strayed afar,
Home was good, but when the wizard
Offered Bilbo a part:
A burglar’s slick hand,
Steal treasure once ours,
Became our fourteenth man,
Then we were Thorin’s band.

Really hit a snag,
Screwed up plans sent him down there to
Meet some Stoor with a plan,
Had to beat him at rhyming,
Found a ring with his hand,
Out of the frying pan
Into the fire again.

Then there were the Spiders,
And the Elves tried to make us talk.
Only Bilbo to guide us,
So we bitched about the vats
And would we drown in our hats?

Bilbo stalled for time,
Jiving Smaug to see his booboo,
A flaw in his chest, else was the best,
A gem-studded vest.
It took a thrush to mark,
but Smaug burned the town to char.

Heeding thrush-words in ear folds,
Shooting his black arrow through that flaw,
Lake-town’s archer messiah.
When he’d finally killed the worm
We had to work out the terms . . . .

Oh yeah
Bilbo pla-a-a-ayed his pa-a-a-art!

* * *
Happy 74th birthday, publication of The Hobbit!

Thank you Professor Tolkien (and apologies, Mr. Bowie)!

"That doesn't make much sense to me. But then again, you are quite small. Perhaps you're right."


Sep 22 2011, 10:19am

Post #2 of 6 (138 views)
*lights bic* Woohoo!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

You got SO MANY of the iconic treasures in there!!! WELL DONE!!!!

Happy Birthday Bilbo and Frodo!!



I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.

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Sep 22 2011, 4:34pm

Post #3 of 6 (271 views)
*applause* Excellent! [In reply to] Can't Post

I haven't heard that song in ages! I wonder if Bowie is a Tolkein fan?

I agree, you need an "extended" version of the song to fit everything in there! Laugh But you did quite well with what you had. Cool

(I'd never thought of Bard as an "archer messiah", but he is, isn't he!)


"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915

Grey Havens

Sep 22 2011, 5:10pm

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thank you! and now that you mention it, [In reply to] Can't Post

i think Bowie is a Tolkien fan b/c, IIRC, he wanted to play Elrond in Jackson's LOTR.

"That doesn't make much sense to me. But then again, you are quite small. Perhaps you're right."

Ziggy Stardust

Jul 20 2012, 1:07am

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Thanks for the link [In reply to] Can't Post

I enjoyed it. Smile

"It's okay, I feel like getting up and screaming every time you walk into a room." -Lestrade, Sherlock S2,ep3.

Grey Havens

Aug 4 2012, 12:55pm

Post #6 of 6 (54 views)
Sure thing! [In reply to] Can't Post

Glad you enjoyed it, especially in your case Cool

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