Songs about Bill the Pony

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We Ride an Old Bill
How Much is that Pony in the Stable?
Ol' Bill 
Go Bill Go


We Ride an Old Bill

(to the tune of "I Ride an Old Paint")

We ride an old Bill, we lead an old Bill,
We're goin' to Moria, hopin' the quest to fill.
We feed on the sausage and biscuits he packs.
We're glad we don't have to carry food on our backs.

Chorus:
Yippee-ki-yi-yo! Pack along all the Passes,
Walk through them patient, don't falter or slow.
Yippee-ki-yi-yay! Ol' Bill is a trooper
For he's fiery and snuffy and rarin' to go.

Old Bill Ferny had a pony and a spy,
One went to fame, and the other went awry.
Bill's nose, it got smacked with a fresh apple-core,
So he's not a-sneerin' by that hedge no more.

(chorus)

When we're back, after watchin' Darkness fall,
We'll hug our old pony, lead him out of his stall,
Tie a sword to his saddle, turn our faces to the West,
And he'll carry Samwise who loves him the best.

(chorus)

We ride an old Bill, we lead an old Bill,
We're goin' to Moria, hopin' the quest to fill.
We feed on the sausage and biscuits he packs,
We're glad we don't have to carry food on our backs.

(chorus)

- Primula

How Much is that Pony in the Stable?
(to the tune of "How Much is that Doggie in the Window?")

How much is that pony in the stable?
The one with the straggly tail.
How much is that pony in the stable?
We do hope that pony's for sale.

We must take a trip to Imladris,
And can't carry baggage alone.
If we have a horse, we won't be weighed down,
And the pony will have a good home.

How much is that pony in the stable?
The one with the ribs sticking out.
How much is that pony in the stable?
We do hope one day he'll be stout.

Our ponies are all out a-wandering,
The town, it has none to be spared,
We need a good steed to fulfill our need
And luggage that needs to be shared.

How much is that pony in the stable?
The one with the long, mournful face.
How much is that pony in the stable?
We hope he can keep up the pace!

How much is that pony in the stable?
The one with the straggly tail.
How much is that pony in the stable?
We do hope that pony's for sale.

- Primula

Ol' Bill
(to the tune of Ol' Blue)

I had an ol' pony and his name was Bill,
Bought from Bill Ferny, he'd a got his fill.
Every day he's on that road,
Bill goes out, he carries his load.
Here old Bill, you're a good horse still.
Here old Bill, you're a good horse still.

Bill saw the Nazgul, but was brave y'see,
Kicked at the Nazgul and didn't flee.
Saw that Frodo's lookin' pretty dim,
Bill stepped soft as he carried him
Here old Bill, you're a good horse still.
Here old Bill, you're a good horse still.

Bill carried Frodo, mighty sick,
Looked for Glorfindel to come right quick.
Glorfindel come and he come in a run,
And he said old Bill your job is done.
Here old Bill, you're a good horse still.
Here old Bill, you're a good horse still.

When Bill left, he left all a-fright,
It shook my heart, but he'll be all right -
He knows his way like no one else can,
He'll gallop his way back the length of lands.
Here old Bill, you're a good horse still.
Here old Bill, you're a good horse still.

There's just one thing that troubles my mind,
Bill went to Breeland and left me behind.
If I get back, that is, if I'm not killed,
I'll get some ale, and look for Bill.
Here old Bill, you're a good horse still.
Here old Bill, you're a good horse still.

- Primula

Go Bill Go
(to the tune of the Speed Racer theme song)

Here he comes, here's Bill the Pony
He's the steed of the fields,
He's a Bree steed and he's gonna be followin' after someone -
He's gaining on you so you better look behind,
He's busy trotting with the Fellowship of Nine.

And when the odds are against him and there's daaangerous work to do,
You bet your life Bill Pony's gonna see it through.

Go Bill Pony
Go Bill Pony
Go Bill Pony go!

He's always eating as he walks along the track,
He's chowing down the grass like it's never coming back
Adventure's waiting just aheeeeeeeeaaaaad

Go Bill Pony
Go Bill Pony
Go Bill Pony Go!

- Primula