The Ents Go Marching


The Ents go marching one by one, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching one by one, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching one by one, striding into the setting sun

And they all go marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain!
Hoom! Hoom! Hoom!

The Ents go marching two by two, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching two by two, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching two by two, hasty Quickbeam is in view

And they all go marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain!
Hoom! Hoom! Hoom!

The Ents go marching three by three, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching three by three, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching three by three, over hill and to the sea

And they all go marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain!
Hoom! Hoom! Hoom!

The Ents go marching four by four, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching four by four, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching four by four, battering down Sarumanís door

And they all go marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain!
Hoom! Hoom! Hoom!

The Ents go marching five by five, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching five by five, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching five by five, they drink entdraught and are revived

And they all go marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain!
Hoom! Hoom! Hoom!

The Ents go marching six by six, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching six by six, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching six by six, Merry and Pippin playing tricks

And they all go marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain!
Hoom! Hoom! Hoom!

The Ents go marching seven by seven, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching seven by seven, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching seven by seven, lifting their branches up to heaven

And they all go marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain!
Hoom! Hoom! Hoom!

The Ents go marching eight by eight, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching eight by eight, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching eight by eight, to battle Orthanc they shanít be late

And they all go marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain!
Hoom! Hoom! Hoom!

The Ents go marching nine by nine, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching nine by nine, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching nine by nine, in a group and not a line

And they all go marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain!
Hoom! Hoom! Hoom!

The Ents go marching ten by ten, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching ten by ten, hurrah! Hurrah!
The Ents go marching ten by ten, please let them have a peaceful end

And they all go marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain!
Hoom! Hoom! Hoom!

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At least a third of these rhymes must be attributed to my stepson, Sam, and his poetic abilities. Which he insists he doesnít have.

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