Re: Hoggy Warty Hogwarts!
- Sounds 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