Leonard Nimoy’s insane music video: The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

So I posted about the Old Spock vs. New Spock ad by Audi, one of the funniest things in forever, and the one thing that surprisingly cracked everybody up is Leonard Nimoy singing some song about hobbits in his car.

Even funnier: that little throwaway bit is a crazy inside joke referring to an actual song Nimoy sang. How deep does the rabbit hole go? There’s an insane music video, with backup dancers wearing Spock ears, or hobbit ears. IT IS EPIC.

Lyrics to The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

In the middle of the earth in the land of the Shire
lives a brave little hobbit whom we all admire.
With his long wooden pipe,
fuzzy, woolly toes,
he lives in a hobbit-hole and everybody knows him

Bilbo (Bilbo)
Bilbo Baggins
He’s only three feet tall
Bilbo (Bilbo)
Bilbo Baggins
The bravest little hobbit of them all

Now hobbits are peace-lovin’ folks you know
They don’t like to hurry and they take things slow
They don’t like to travel away from home
They just want to eat and be left alone
But one day Bilbo was asked to go
on a big adventure to the caves below,
to help some dwarves get back their gold
that was stolen by a dragon in the days of old.

Bilbo (Bilbo)
Bilbo Baggins
He’s only three feet tall
Bilbo (Bilbo)
Bilbo Baggins
The bravest little hobbit of them all

Well, he fought with the goblins
He battled a troll!!
He riddled with Gollum!!!
A magic ring he stole!!!
He was chased by wolves,
Lost in the forest,
Escaped in a barrel from the elf-king’s halls!!!!!!!

Bilbo (Bilbo)
Bilbo Baggins
The bravest little hobbit of them all

Now he’s back in his home in the land of the Shire,
that brave little hobbit whom we all admire,
just sittin’ on a treasure of silver and gold
puffin’ on his pipe in his hobbit-hole.

Bilbo (Bilbo)
Bilbo Baggins
He’s only three feet tall
Bilbo (Bilbo)
Bilbo Baggins
The bravest little hobbit of them all

12 thoughts on “Leonard Nimoy’s insane music video: The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

  1. There exists a whole album of Nimoy favourites recorded in the 60s when Ear Monarch’s zenith was oddly at more of a nadir than it is now. On this album he sings a version of “If I Had a Hammer” — an instruction delivered to the future to cover funeral arrangements, presumably. Shatner also famously “sang” on the back of his extraterrestrial fame, and it is to George Takei’s credit that no vinyl double albums currently exist bearing the title “Sulu Sing Blues Hey! Guitar Yodel Strip Wahoo Mozart Hoity Toity Fantastique”.

    A lot of things make me irate, but posts about Nimoy’s musical talents force me (mentally, at least) to gyrate…

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  2. I remember The Rabbit Hole! I was a kid with a big crush on Mr. Spock! Don’t you love it when celebrities make fun of themselves???

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