Gollum's Song is a song written by J.R.R. Tolkien. It was sung by Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.


"Gollum's Song" is sung by Gollum on several occasions. Part of "Gollum's song" can be found in The Hobbit. Gollum used it as a riddle when he and Bilbo had a riddle contest.

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!

The following lines were added to the beginning, probably made up on the spot, as Gollum led Frodo and Sam out of the Emyn Muil:

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--

In the films, an alternate but similar version is heard when Gollum catches a fish in the Forbidden Pool:

The rock and pool
Is nice and cool,
So juicy-sweet!
Our only wish,
To catch a fish,
So juicy-sweet!