Hey! Ho! To the Bottle I Go

Hey! Ho! To the Bottle I Go

Hey Ho to the bottle I go
To heal my heart and drown my woe
Rain may fall and wind may blow but there’ll still be
Many miles to go…

Beginning of Route 1 in Fort Kent, ME
First of many more…

Sweet is the sound of the pouring rain,
And the stream that falls from hill to plain.

A stream flows downhill in New Hampshire.

Better than rain or rippling brook,
Is a mug of beer inside this Took.

J.R.R. Tolkien

A mug of beer by the fire.
Enjoying a mug of beer at the Green Dragon in Matamata, New Zealand.

Sometimes you just need a break from the road (or life in general). Whether at a local bar or just in some quiet corner of the wilderness, take some time and relax with a brew. Just don’t drive afterwards…

Note that this is the version that appears in the extended edition of the first film. The original goes like this:

Ho! Ho! Ho! to the bottle I go
To heal my heart and drown my woe.
Rain may fall and wind may blow,
And many miles be still to go,
But under a tall tree I will lie,
And let the clouds go sailing by.

Tree and clouds at High Point State Park, New Jersey.
The original is pretty good too…

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