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"Riddle laughed, a high, cold laugh that didn't suit him. It made the hairs stand up on the back of Harry's neck.

'If I say it myself, Harry, I've always been able to charm the people I needed. So Ginny poured out her soul to me, and her soul happened to be exactly what I wanted. I grew stronger and stronger on a diet of her deepest fears, her darkest secrets. I grew powerful, far more powerful than little Miss Weasley'."

 - J K Rowling Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Dear Tom - Commentary

This song is probably our favourite of all those by Ginny and the Weasleys (Ginny particularly likes it too because she gets to put on an American accent!) We planned to write about the events in Ginny's first year at Hogwarts where she was writing in the diary and slowly becoming possessed by Voldemort, losing her memory and getting very scared. But because this subject matter is so dark and depressing, and because Ginny spends a good part of her year upset and worried, we decided to lighten things up considerably by writing the song in an upbeat, jolly, Country & Western style. The result is (in Big_D's words)  "hilariously ridiculous" - we have a bluegrass love song dedicated to the Dark Lord (the wonderful 'Tom' is of course Tom Riddle - the younger version of Lord Voldemort). We had a lot of fun writing this song (we're particularly proud of the internal rhymes in the third line of each verse) and we hope you enjoy listening to it.  

 

 Dear Tom - Lyrics

Dear Tom I got a story and I hope that you will listen
My brothers have been teasing me real bad
My robes are torn and tattered and my books are old and battered
I know you'll understand why I'm so sad
 
I write and tell you every day, the troubles that have come my way
You always know just what to say dear Tom
I never had a friend like you, to tell my woes and worries to
You really are a dream come true dear Tom
 
Dear Tom there is a boy I like his name is Harry Potter
He's good and kind and funny and so sweet
The problem is he's famous and always with Ron, Dean, Neville and Seamus
I don't think he'll ever notice me
 
 I write and tell you every day, the troubles that have come my way
You always know just what to say dear Tom
I never had a friend like you, to tell my woes and worries to
You really are a dream come true dear Tom
 
Dear Tom I can't remember where I was on Halloween
I saw Mrs Norris hanging on the wall
I woke up in my bed and my robes were all blood red
Where the feathers came from I can't tell at all
 
I write and tell you every day, the troubles that have come my way
You always know just what to say dear Tom
I never had a friend like you, to tell my woes and worries to
You really are a dream come true dear Tom
Dear Tom I'm going mad and my brother he suspects me
he says I'm looking pale and out of sorts
Dear Tom my invisible stranger did I attack Hermione Granger?
Now they're talking about closing down Hogwarts
I write and tell you every day, the troubles that have come my way
You always know just what to say dear Tom
I never had a friend like you, to tell my woes and worries to
You really are a dream come true dear Tom
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