Does Hogwarts have its own anthem or song? If yes, what are the lyrics of that song?

I want to know if anything about a song or anthem is mentioned in the books.


As seen in the book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Hogwarts has a school song.

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.

It's sung to whatever tune you want, at whatever volume you please, and presumably sounds horrible.

‘Everyone pick their favourite tune,’ said Dumbledore, ‘and off we go!’
And the school bellowed:

There's also a distinct lack of meter.

Everybody finished the song at different times. At last, only the Weasley twins were left singing along to a very slow funeral march. Dumbledore conducted their last few lines with his wand, and when they had finished, he was one of those who clapped loudest.

The song appears (almost in full) in a deleted scene in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

And the first couple of lines made it into the same film.

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