Scenes from Hogwarts Love Stories

to the tune of “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel



Ginny and Harry were destined to marry,
But it took them a while to wed.
She was too shy, and he was the guy with a scar on his head.
He saved her down in the Chamber,
And soon she became a great Quidditch player.
You can’t date your best friend’s sister, his conscience said.
But after the Quidditch Cup, that was where everything led.

Ron and Hermione, the chances seemed tiny
For people as different as them.
Fighting so much, the question was who would kill whom and when.
But the quarrels were hiding how they felt.
Hermione’s bookishness made Ron’s heart melt,
And Ron was so ready to come to Hermione’s defense.
Oh, but they kept on rowing and leaving us all in suspense.

Well, Ginny and Harry, they just couldn’t carry
This on while he went off alone.
She held on to hope but knew they couldn’t cope
As he faced Voldemort on his own.
She’d be in danger, so her brother and Granger
Went with Harry into the unknown.

Well, Ron said goodbye, made Hermione cry,
And it seemed that that might be the end.
But then he came back, gave that Horcrux a whack,
And they slowly came closer as friends.
Then he thought of the elves, and they realized themselves
That here was their moment right then!

Ginny and Harry had no need to tarry
By the time the war came to a close.
There was death all around, but when things calmed down, it was clear what they chose.
It delighted her father and mother
And got a resigned blessing from her brother,
And what happened after that everybody knows.

So that’s Ginny Weasley and Harry Potter,
The Boy Who Lived and the only daughter,
And Ron and Hermione, that’s how their love story goes.

Laurie Beckoff

My Harry Potter journey began in 2000 when I was six and continued through a bachelor's thesis and master's dissertation on medievalism in the series. I'm a Gryffindor from New York City with a passion for theatre, fantasy, Arthurian legend, and science fiction.