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A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love


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.
-- sung by Celestina Warbeck on the Wizard's Wireless (HBP16)

A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love

A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love is the title of a Celestina Warbeck popular song.

The young people in the Burrow during Christmas Eve 1996 aren’t really listening to this song on the Wizard’s Wireless, even though Mrs Weasley keeps turning up the volume (HBP16).

On the run from the Death Eaters, Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and Hermione Granger heard a bit of this song while Ron was trying to tune in “Potterwatch” on their wireless (DH22).

Some Muggles who had inadvertently picked up a Portkey on Clapham Common were transported to a Celestina Warbeck concert, where one of them was invited onstage during this number. In spite of a Memory Modifying Charm being applied, the Muggle wrote a hit song very like to the original. Celestina was reported as “not amused” (Pm).



Every generation has to sit through Christmas television programmes or listen to records that are favoured by their parents or the older generation. Someday you will probably be doing this to your children or someone else's....

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Writing by J K Rowling on Pottermore: Celestina Warbeck

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