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"Do the Hippogriff" (also known as "Can You Dance Like a Hippogriff?") is a song that was written and sung by The Weird Sisters. It was performed in the Training Grounds at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1980s by three of the band's members and Jacob's sibling[1] and later at the Yule Ball at Hogwarts on Christmas Day of 1994.[2]

Lyrics

Move your body like a hairy troll
(Uh Huh)

Learning to rock and roll
Spin around like a crazy elf
Dancin' by himself

(Yeah)

Boogie down like a unicorn
No stoppin' till the break of dawn
Put your hands up in the air
Like an ogre, who just don't care

Oh! Can you dance like a hippogriff?
Na na na ma ma ny na na ny na
Flyin' off from a cliff
Na na na ma ma ny na na ny na
Swooping down to the ground
Na na na ma ma ny na na ny na
Wheel around and around and around and around
Na na na ma ma ny na na

Groove around like a scary ghost
Spooking himself the most
Shake your booty like a boggart in pain
Again and again and again
Get it on like an angry spectre
Who's definitely out to get ya'
Stamp your feet like a leprechaun
Gettin' it on, gettin' it on

Can you dance like a hippogriff?
Ma ma ma, ma ma ma, ma ma ma
Flyin' off from a cliff
Ma ma ma, ma ma ma, ma ma ma
Swooping down, to the ground
Ma ma ma, ma ma ma, ma ma ma
Wheel around and around and around and around
Ma ma ma, ma ma ma, ma ma ma

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Ooh, come on
Mmm, you gotta move it
Like a groovy creature,
Creature of the night
In a flight
Ah, a creature of the night
Well, do ya' feel alright?
Do ya' feel alright?

Stop.

Ooooooh

Yeeaaaaaaaah

Can you dance like a hippogriff?
Ma ma ma, ma ma ma, ma ma ma
Flyin' off from a cliff
Ma ma ma, ma ma ma, ma ma ma
Swooping down, to the ground
Ma ma ma, ma ma ma, ma ma ma
Wheel around and around and around and around ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma maaaaaaaaaaah
Come on, ah, come on,
Yeah!
Can dance you like a hippogriff?
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!

The Weird Sisters

Behind the scenes

  • The theatrical version of the film contains only a portion of the song. A complete performance (including the "Band that needs no introduction" introduction mandated due to legal issues over the use of the Weird Sisters name) is included on the DVD.
  • The line "Dancing by himself" and the general vocalisation of the song in the film is reminiscent of the 1980s hit by Billy Idol, "Dancing with Myself".
  • At The Wizarding World of Harry Potter the Frog Choir preforms this song.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Side Quest "The Weird Sisters!"
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
  3. In the film Harry Potter and Parvati Patil was seen sitting on a bench next to Ronald Weasley and Padma Patil while the song was playing. In the book Parvati said This one is good to which Harry answered No I don't like it and was going to find a bench. It is sure that the song Parvati mentioned by saying 'This', is Do The Hippogriff.

See also


The Weird Sisters
WeirdSisters
Lead singer Lead guitar Rhythm guitar Bass guitar
Myron Wagtail Kirley Duke Heathcote Barbary Donaghan Tremlett
Bagpipes Drums Cello Lute
Gideon Crumb Orsino Thruston Merton Graves Herman Wintringham
Known songs
Do The Hippogriff · Magic Works · This Is The Night
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