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"A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love"
Song information
Performed by

Celestina Warbeck (originally peformed in or before February - October 1968[1])

Tune

"Jazzy"

"A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love" was a jazzy song performed by Celestina Warbeck. Arthur and Molly Weasley danced to it when they were eighteen, and, with their family, they listened to it again on Christmas 1996 on the Wizarding Wireless Network. Molly tried to get everybody to listen to the Christmas broadcast, but nobody except Molly enjoyed it, as Fred and George played Exploding Snap, Fleur Delacour thanked goodness that it was over when it ended and Arthur apologised to Harry about the broadcast, promising it would be over soon.

When Ronald Weasley tried to guess the password to Potterwatch in 1997, A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love was heard a few times.

In 2003, a Muggle dog-walker was accidentally transported via Portkey to one of Warbeck's concerts, where the singer invited him on-stage to perform a duet of this song. His memory was modified by a Ministry of Magic official, but the charm did not fully take and the man went on to pen a popular Muggle song which bore an uncanny resemblance to this tune. Warbeck was not amused.[2]

Lyrics

I've got a cauldron full of hot, strong love
And it's bubbling for you!
Say Incendio, but that spell's not hot
As my special witch's brew!

Don't you be afraid, come and take a sip
Of this steamy, tasty treat!
What's in my cauldron full of hot, strong love
Will make your life complete!

I've got a cauldron full of hot, strong love
That's about to be unfurled
Got a flavour that beats anything
You'll find in the Muggle world!

Mix a pinch of spice with a dash of charm
And a sprinkling of romance
They're why my cauldron full of hot, strong love
Is worth it, take the chance!

Oh, come and stir my cauldron
And if you do it right
I'll boil you up some hot, strong love
To keep you warm tonight!

I've got a cauldron full of hot, strong love
It's a recipe so rare
There's no potion or elixir that
Could ever quite compare!

Oh, such thrills await
'Cause, together, we are ready to proceed
Drink from my cauldron full of hot, strong love
It's all the magic you'll ever need!

Oh, come and stir her cauldron
And if you do it right
She'll boil you up some hot, strong love
To keep you warm tonight
To keep you warm tonight!

That's right!
I've got a cauldron full of hot, strong love
It's a recipe so rare
There's no potion or elixir that
Could ever quite compare!

Oh, such thrills await
'Cause, together, we are ready to proceed
Drink from my cauldron full of hot, strong love
It's all the magic you'll ever need![3]

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Molly and Arthur were "eighteen" when they listened to it, so the song had to be performed at or before the time they were eighteen. This would be 1968 and between February and October as the former was Arthur's 18th birthday and the latter would be Molly's 19th.
  2. Pottermore - Chapter 6, Moment 1 - Portkey - New from J. K. Rowling
  3. Inside the Magic: "Singing Sorceress: Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees in Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando" on Youtube
  4. "Entertainment and Interactive Experiences in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley Revealed" at Universal Orlando Close-Up

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