Far over the misty mountains coldTo dungeons deep and caverns oldWe must away ere break of dayTo seek the pale enchanted gold. The dwarves of yore made mighty spells, While hammers fell like ringing bellsIn places deep, where dark things sleep, In hollow halls beneath the fells. For ancient king and elvish lordThere many a gleaming golden hoardThey shaped and wrought, and light they caughtTo hide in gems on hilt of sword. On silver necklaces they strungThe flowering stars, on crowns they hungThe dragon-fire, in twisted wireThey meshed the light of moon and sun. Far over the misty mountains coldTo dungeons deep and caverns oldWe must away, ere break of day, To claim our long-forgotten gold. Goblets they carved there for themselvesAnd harps of gold; where no man delvesThere lay they long, and many a songWas sung unheard by men or elves. The pines were roaring on the height, The wind was moaning in the night. The fire was red, it flaming spread; The trees like torches blazed with light. The bells were ringing in the daleAnd men looked up with faces pale; The dragon's ire more fierce than fireLaid low their towers and houses frail. The mountain smoked beneath the moon; The dwarves, they heard the tramp of doom. They fled their hall to dying fallBeneath his feet, beneath the moon. Far over the misty mountains grimTo dungeons deep and caverns dimWe must away, ere break of day, To win our harps and gold from him!
Under the Mountain dark and tallThe King has come unto his hall!His foe is dead, the Worm of Dread, And ever so his foes shall fall. The sword is sharp, the spear is long, The arrow swift, the Gate is strong; The heart is bold that looks on gold; The dwarves no more shall suffer wrong. The dwarves of yore made mighty spells, While hammers fells like ringing bellsIn places deep, where dark things sleep, In hollow halls beneath the fells.-from The Hobbit (Dwarves Battle Song)