Happy Birthday Bilbo Baggins from your friends around Middle Earth

IF MORE OF US VALUED FOOD AND CHEER AND SONG ABOVE HORDED GOLD, IT WOULD BE A MERRIER WORLD.

- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit or There and Back Again

 

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WHO DOESN'T LOVE A GOOD HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTY? ESP WHEN HOBBITS ARE INVOLVED?

While reading J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, I was inspired by the Bilbo and Frodo's huge birthday party to write a song, "Happy Birthday, Dear Hobbit & Friend." As it came together I realized that the song works just as well for anyone who loves the magic of Professor Tolkien's books. Thus, was born this wee web dedication to the birthdays of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.

 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE HOBBITS AROUND THE SHIRE & MIDDLE EARTH

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
DEAR HOBBIT & FRIEND.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
MAY THE FUN NEVER END.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
DEAR ... [INSERT NAME]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
DEAR HOBBIT & FRIEND.

- Marc Gunn - Listen


HOW TO HAVE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY AS THE HOBBITS DO IN THE SHIRE...

Concerning Birthdays, and the Way They Are Celebrated?
It behooves me to take pen in hand and correct a few misperceptions that might be in the minds of readers of that esteemed book, THE HOBBIT. While Professor Tolkien was a brilliant scholar, and a chronicler of grand events that has no peer, he wasn't a hobbit. And he got some things wrong.

Concerning Proper Birthday Gifts and the Giving Thereof
As readers of Professor Tolkien's immortal THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS will know, hobbits do not receive gifts on their birthdays. Instead, we freely GIVE gifts…in the long run, this works out better for everyone involved, as you give gifts once a year, but are practically guaranteed to receive at least one a week every week of the year. We like that.

More Concerning Types of Birthday Presents
Now, it has been touched on in another place as to the types of presents to give on the occasion of your birthday but some expansion is in order.

Concerning Birthday Party Games and Amusements
Turning to another aspect of a perfect birthday, we look to the area of entertainment. How do you top what Olo Bunce of Brockenborings did when he invited a pair of mannish bards to play a brand new birthday song at his grandson's coming-of-age party? Well, take heart. These are a few games and amusements that will have them begging for invitations to next year's party even before they've said "Happy Birthday" this year!

Bilbo Baggins' Birthday Party Shocks All of Hobbiton
I am reporting to you live from the scene of what has to have been the most spectacular Birthday Party in the history of Hobbiton. (Okay... maybe it's not really live because I am writing this at home in my hole with a quill that was MY birthday gift from the famous Mr. Baggins... but it is a first-hand account of the marvels that occurred.)

Download and Listen to Marc Gunn's CD "Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits" for FREE
Marc Gunn is happy to share with you his latest album "Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits" just in time for Hobbit Day! Download and listen to the album in podcast form... no strings attached!