The Sorting Hat's Song
Some legends are told
Upon parchment, scrolls or books;
Mine is like none of these
Listen, you’ll be hooked.
Once upon a time,
There lived Hogwarts founders four,
And each their own House
They decided they should form.
Bold Gryffindor, he only took
The ones whom bravery drove;
Smart Ravenclaw, she chose those for whom
Intelligence was a treasure trove.
Sly Slytherin, for him the ones with
Purest blood were best;
And Hufflepuff, good Hufflepuff,
She simply took the rest.
Now to this day these Houses stand,
As bold, good, sly and brave
As the day Gryffindor took me off his head
And Hogwarts itself was made.
Today, in a moment, I’ll sort you
Into one of Hogwarts’s Houses fine,
You’ll start your life as a witch or wizard,
You’ll begin walking your timeline.
As you can see, some have already started
Suffered through far more than you could believe;
And while you’re safe from the horrors they went through
You’re not safe... not entirely.
Hogwarts will stand, as strong as a fortress,
While a danger attacks everything that can eat,
And while you’ll be safe, the plants won’t be-
So with that in mind, bon appétit.