Song of the Witches (Macbeth)

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Song of the Witches is excerpted from Macbeth Act IV, Scene I, especially for Halloween! While throwing poisoned entrails and sweated venom sleeping got into your favorite pot, use your best witch-voice to recite it (pointy hat optional).
An illustration for the story Song of the Witches (Macbeth) by the author William Shakespeare
Daniel Gardner, The Three Witches, 1775
An illustration for the story Song of the Witches (Macbeth) by the author William Shakespeare
Daniel Gardner, The Three Witches, 1775
An illustration for the story Song of the Witches (Macbeth) by the author William Shakespeare
Round about the cauldron go:
In the poisoned entrails throw.
Toad, that under cold stone
Days and nights has thirty-one
Sweated venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and owlet's wing.
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
Witch's mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark,
Root of hemlock digg'd i’ the dark,
Liver of blaspheming Jew;
Gall of goat; and slips of yew
Sliver'd in the moon's eclipse;
Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips;
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver'd by a drab,
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger's chaudron,
For the ingredients of our cauldron.

Double, double toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

Song of the Witches (Macbeth) was featured as The Short Story of the Day on Wed, Aug 07, 2019


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