Gollum's Fish Song

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Fishing in the Forbidden Pool

(not on any CD)


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Text inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book 4, Chapter 2, The Passage of the Marshes

This song is sung by Gollum while tenderizing a fish he just caught in the Forbidden Pool. The song itself is not on the OST or CR but the background music for that scene is in The Forbidden Pool (OST) and Rock and Pool (CR).


Sung by Andy Serkis


The rock and pool,
is nice and cool,
so juicy sweet.

Our only wish,
to catch a fish,
so juicy sweet!


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TTT, Book 4, Chapter 3, The Passage of the Marshes

Gollum tells Sam a riddle in the Dead Marshes that contains these lines.  In the index of LOTR (found in ROTK), it is called Gollum's Song.  I've called it Gollum's Fish Song to distinguish it from the song heard at the end of TTT by that name.

The cold hard lands

They bites our hands,

They gnaws our feet,

The rocks and stones

Are like old bones

All bare of meat.

But stream and pool

Is wet and cool

So nice for feet!

And now we wish........


Alive without breath

As cold as death

Never thirsting, ever drinking

Clad in mail, never clinking.

Drowns on dry land

Thinks an island

Is a mountain,

Thinks a fountain

Is a puff of air

So sleek, so fair!

What a joy to meet!

We only wish

To catch a fish,

So juicy-sweet!