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"Something Wicked This Way Comes"
Song information
Alternative names

"Double Trouble"

Performed by

Frog Choir

"Something Wicked This Way Comes" or "Double Trouble" was a song performed by the Frog Choir. It was performed at the Hogwarts Welcoming Feast on 1 September 1993. The choir held toads and ravens while singing.

Lyrics

Double, double, toil and trouble;

Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Double, double, toil and trouble;

Something wicked this way comes!


Eye of newt and toe of frog,

Wool of bat and tongue of dog,

Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,

Lizard's leg and owlet's wing.


Double, double, toil and trouble;

Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Double, double, toil and trouble;

Something wicked this way comes!


In the cauldron boil and bake,

Fillet of a fenny snake,

Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,

Witches' mummy, maw and gulf.


Double, double, toil and trouble;

Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Double, double, toil and trouble;

Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Double, double, toil and trouble;

Fire burn and cauldron bubble.


Something wicked this way comes!

Behind the scenes

Something Wicked This Way Comes (Sample)

Listen to a sample of "Something Wicked This Way Comes"

  • John Williams took the lyrics from the famous scene in William Shakespeare's Macbeth in which the Witches are around the cauldron and set them to music he composed for the films. One of the witches also says the phrase, "By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes."
  • The phrase Something Wicked This Way Comes was also used as the title for a well-known Ray Bradbury novel.
  • The song could be seen as foreshadowing Lord Voldemort's return:

Double, Double:- Goblet of Fire is the fourth book

Toil and Trouble:- While Harry is busy with his studies, trouble starts stirring

Fire burn and cauldron bubble:- A reference to the potion that brings Lord Voldemort back

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