The Hobbit: The dragon is dead in the lake, tra-la!
(Scene: Meanwhile, back at the Lonely Mountain, Thorin and Company are fretting about the possibility of Smaug’s return. A thrush enters along with a Raven to translate.)
The Raven: The dragon is dead in the lake! Tra-la!
The thrush here did witness his fall.
The town he was trying to bake, Tra-la!
When an archer his moment did take, Tra-la!
And that was the end of the brawl,
And that was the end of the brawl.
Thorin: So now we’ve no reason to tremble and quake:
The dragon, our foe, is now dead in the lake.
The dragon is dead in the lake.
Dwarves: Tra-la-la-la-la, tra-la-la-la-la,
Bilbo: The dragon is dead in the lake! Tra-la!
That’s hardly the end of the line.
There’s trouble to come in its wake, tra-la!
We’re making a dreadful mistake, tra-la!
If we assume everything’s fine,
If we assume everything’s fine.
I hope you’ll excuse the position I take,
But: bother the dragon that’s dead in the lake!
Oh, bother the thing in the lake.
All: Tra-la-la-la-la, tra-la-la-la-la,
To hear what this song from The Mikado is supposed to sound like, you might try this link….