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Author: Barbara the Wallpaper-er (Professors' Bookshelf)  Story: Toujours Pur  Chapter: Default
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Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes

Many thanks to my beta reader Yolanda, Queen of Grooviness, for her assistance and recommendations; to the ladies of Flights of Fancy for the encouragement; and to the ever-patient CornedBee for providing musical transcription as he gets to it.

 

Regarding the use of JK Rowling's characters, standard disclaimers apply.

 

As with all my pieces, the tune is also original. For the musically minded, Sirius is a bass-baritone.

 

Toujours Pur
or, The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black
from Hogwarts, A Musical

 

(sung)

SIRIUS:    Here’s the family history

Kreacher wants to save

This nasty, tatty tapestry

Never meant that much to me

This pure-blood stupidity

Isn’t for the brave.

 

My dear old mum was keen on it

My brother was an idiot

Everyone believed in it:

Toujours Pur, Toujours Pur

It's the French for “Always pure”

Toujours Pur

Toujours Pur

Toujours Pur.

 

 

Here’s the family mania

They all celebrate

Your value was arranged at birth

Heart was second place to hearth

Who you grew to be was worth

Nothing to their hate.

 

My dear old dad supported it

Aunt Elladora pushed for it

All seven hundred years of it:

Toujours Pur, Toujours Pur

Oh, by Merlin, what a bore!

Toujours Pur

Toujours Pur

Toujours Pur.

 

 

My mother didn't have a heart, she lived to spread her spite

She burned me off the tapestry the day I ran away –

 

(spoken)

SIRIUS:    One of the best days of my life, I have to say.

 

HARRY:   But where did you go?

 

SIRIUS:    Your dad’s place. Your grandparents were really good about it; they sort of adopted me as a second son.

 

(sung)

SIRIUS:    Uncle Alphard left me gold – he's been burned off, too

If you disappointed dear old mum, that's what she would do

 

Toujours Pur, Toujours Pur

It's the French for “Always pure”

Toujours Pur

Toujours Pur

Toujours Pur.

 

 

There's my cousin Bellatrix

Didn't get the sack

Narcissa Malfoy's on there, too

But not Andromeda, she knew

The world didn't belong to you

If you were a Black

 

My dear old mum was keen on it

My dear old dad supported it

All seven hundred years of it:

Toujours Pur, Toujours Pur

There was nothing it was good for

Toujours Pur

Toujours Pur

Toujours Pur.

 

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