775Re: Hoggy Warty Hogwarts!
- Oct 4, 1999Sounds to me more like an opening ceremony song. Or better yet, at the opening
night party at about 10 to 11 when everyone has already sampled the beer <g>.
It's on Page 128 of Sorcerer's Stone (hardback) for those of you frantically
searching your American Editions. None of the words were changed.
> From: Stolzi@...
> I received my copy of the original HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE
> [yes, SIC!] from Amazon.co.uk and glancing through it came upon a passage
> which to me holds out a shining promise for future Mythcons.
> 'And now, before we go to bed, let us sing the school song!' cried
> Dumbledore. ...
> 'Everyone pick their favorite tune,' said Dumbledore, 'and off we go!'
> And the school bellowed:
> 'Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts,
> Teach us something please,
> Whether we be old and bald
> Or young with scabby knees,
> Our heads could do with filling
> With some interesting stuff,
> For now they're bare and full of air,
> Dead flies and bits of fluff,
> So teach us things worth knowing,
> Bring back what we've forgot,
> Just do your best, we'll do the rest,
> And learn until our brains all rot.'
> I am composing my own tune already and urge you all to do the same,
> individually or by groups. OK, OK, maybe not for Closing Ceremonies, but we
> could sure enliven a Bardic Circle or two, or maybe have a rousing finale to
> a panel on HARRY POTTER...
> Mary S
> > The Mythopoeic Society website http://www.mythsoc.org
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