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The Smial or the Tree

by Marc Gunn

What happens when a Hobbit and an Elf mate? All sorts of chaos as is heard in this funny song based on the Irish song, "The Orange and The Green"
Genre: Folk: British Folk
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Album Notes
Continuing in the same vein has his album "Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits", Marc Gunn is proud to bring you another song inspired by JRR Tolkien's "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings".

Irish music was the inspiration for all of the songs found on "Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits". This song is no exception. It is a parody of the Irish Rover song "The Orange and The Green". But this one is all about an individual born of hobbit and elf and the challenges of the union.


Irish drinking songs and science fiction. Nowhere else but from the bizarre imagination of Marc Gunn would those elements be so neatly integrated. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic featuring Celtic-style songs about hobbits, cats, kilts, Firefly, Star Wars, Star Trek, plus, Gunn’s rockin’ acoustic renditions of traditional Scottish and Irish songs.

Nicknamed “The Celtfather”, Gunn is a champion of indie Celtic music. He quit his day job in 2005 to pursue music full-time. He got involved in podcasting during his downtime. His Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is one of the top 20 music podcasts on iTunes. It was voted the #1 Best Podsafe Music Podcast in the People’s Choice Podcast Awards in 2009 and 2010. His Celtic Music Magazine is published monthly and goes out to over 20,000 subscribers. He has given away over 20,000,000 MP3s since he began his Celtic music career.

Photo by Alexandra-Felicity King
Lyrics by Nancy Flynn



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