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Various chants and songs are heard in the TV series, and two, The school song (Onward Ever Striving Onward) and Eye of Toad, appear in the books. Below is a list with lyrics.

Onward Ever Striving Onward (School Song)

The school song, used in opening and credits, and sung in various episodes.

Onward, ever striving onward
Proudly on our brooms we fly,
Straight and true above the treetops
Shadows on the moonlit sky

Never a day will pass before us
When we have not tried our best,
Kept our cauldrons bubbling nicely
Cast our spells with zest

Fearless witches never flinching
Through the dark and dismal night,
Ghouls and ghosts and nightmare monsters
Run away in fright

We are the girls with skills in sorcery
When in flight quite a sight to see,
We're young witches and proud to be
Learning our craft at Cackles' Academy.

In the books, the second verse ends with:
“Cast our spells and charms with zest.”

There is a final third verse present only in the books:
"Full of joy we mix our potions, working by each other's side.
When our days at school are over, let us think of them with pride."

See Cackle's Academy

Walker's Gate

The Traditional chant to welcome the first years. Heard in The Battle of the Broomsticks and Old Hats and New Brooms. It is also heard in the first episode of The New Worst Witch.

Walker's Gate, Walker's Gate,
Bite your nose off if you're late,
Mummy won't come,
When you cry,
Time you witches learn to fly!

Punky Night

Heard in A Mean Halloween and Double, Double, Toil and TroubleFenella and Griselda wrote it for the Halloween celebration.

Moonlight, Starlight,
The bogies will be out tonight
Give us a candle, give us a light,
If you don't you'll get a fright!
It's punky night tonight!
Time to meet for trick or treat,
It's punky night tonight!
Punky night, punky night,
Punky night tonight!

Witches of Cackle's

Heard in Monkey Business.

Witches of Cackle's
High up in the storey sky
Trusting each other
Firm companions
[vocalising]

(new chant Miss Bat had just written)
Divided we fold
But united we rise!
[vocalising]

Eye of Toad

Heard in Monkey Business.

Eye of toad,
Ear of bat,
Leg of frog,
Tail of cat,
Drop them in, stir it up,
Pour it in a silver cup

Skin of snake,
Lizard's lung,
Bane of newt,
Dragon's tongue
Bring to boil, add some spice,
Cook it up and make it nice

Sting of wasp
Fur of dog
Foot of mouse
Tooth of hog
Seive it slow, add some moth
Serve it up as witches broth

Mother of Cackle's

Heard in Miss Cackle's Birthday Suprise. It was written by Miss Bat.

Mother of Cackle's
Faithful Amelia
You're our strength and guiding light
All our love and deeds reveal you're true to Cackle's day and night

The second verse is rather operatic and therefore hard to understand.

??ted Headmistress, fountain of knowlege
Queen of all that you survey 
We are the simple
'Tis you ???? true
???? to wish you a happy birthday

We're the Rocky Mountain Rangers

Heard in The Great Outdoors.

We're the Rocky Mountain rangers
We can face all kinds of dangers
Wind and rain and hail and snow
To the mountaintop we go
We don't fret and we don't fuss
'Cause nothing ever fazes us

Miss Bat's summer's eve song

Heard in The Heat Is On.

?? she's pretty bored, she ?? like she flies
She brings us good tidings, she tells us no lies
She sucks the pretty flowers to keep our voice clear
And the more she sings cuckoo, cuckoo
The summer is near, oh dear

Welcoming Chant

Heard in Sweet Talking Guys.

We bid you welcome
We bid you welcome
To Cackle's Academy
Behold your Honour
We humbly offer
Our hospitality

In Carried Away, Mildred's class sing a different version when they wisit Rowan-Webb.

We bring you greetings
We bring you greetings
From Cackle's Academy
May fortune shower
Down on this hour
Of hospitality

The reason for the two different versions is most likely that the first one is for when guests come to Cackle's Academy, and the second one is for when Cackle's Academy are guests elsewhere.

PE class workout chant

Heard in Old Hats and New Brooms.

(Due to an unkind spell by Ethel and Drusilla)

We're all hopeless and we're glad to be
The worst witches in the academy
Lie in bed, that's our way
Eat sweets, laze about everyday

We Love to go a-Wandering

Heard in The Genius of the Lamp.

We love to go a-wandering along the pastures green
The rivers and the meadows and the pastures inbetween
To gather up the flowers that grow in abundance there
And weave them into fairy crowns to twine around our hair

Flying Up

Heard in The Genius of the Lamp.

With the skylark up we soar
To the clouds above we fly
With our voices reaching higher
Up and up and up and up and up into the sky

The Queen is Dead

Heard in The Genius of the Lamp.

My duty has been done
The final battle has been won
I feel my senses fading fast,
Here on this field I bid my last
Take now this gold crown from my head,
Heralds blow your horns, the Queen is dead!
Heralds blow your horns, the Queen is dead!

'O Sole Mio (original version in neapolitan italian)

Heard in The Genius of the Lamp.

(lines sung: 1 2 4 4 instead of 1 2 3 4)

Che bella cosa na jurnata 'e sole,
n'aria serena doppo na tempesta!
(Pe' ll'aria fresca pare gia' na festa)
Che bella cosa na jurnata 'e sole.

Che bella cosa na jurnata 'e sole,
n'aria serena doppo na tempesta!
(Pe' ll'aria fresca pare gia' na festa)
Che bella cosa na jurnata 'e sole.

'O sole mio
sta 'nfronte a te

Funiculi Funicula

Heard in The Genius of the Lamp.

(just la la la la's)

Founder's Day Chant

Heard in Up in the Air.

We witches young and healthy
The shape of things to be
Look forward to the future
With great expectancy
And though our eyes are firmly set
On tomorrow's bright new day
Cackleians will not forget
The witch who paved our way

Our Mistress Cackle's senior
Great grandmother thrice removed
Of our much esteemed Amelia
You leave us humbly moved
The endowment that you left to us in perpetuity
Is a rock on which our hopes are built
Cackle's Academy

Cackle The Jackal

Mildred, Maud and Enid's song about her right after.

Many years ago there lived
A virtuous witch and pure
A lady of great courtesy
Most gentle and demure
But when at night the darkness fell
She dropped her wig and fan
And rode out with her guns and mask
To be a highwayman!

By day young Mistress Cackle
Did good works for charity
By night she was The Jackal
Giving gold as liberty
And though all this was long ago
Remember if you can
Our founder was no shrinking violet
But a highwayman!

Potion Memory Song (to the tune of 'It's a Long Way to Tipperary')

Heard in Green Fingers and Thumbs. It is used to remember how to make a potion to turn sour milk into whipped cream.

Start with henbane,
Add some tongue fern,
A single mustard seed,
Strands of wheatgrass,
A stinging nettle, and the leaves of silverweed,
Toadflax for some flavour, broadbean juice for fun,
And we can't forget the snot gobbles,
The potion is done
And we can't forget the snot gobbles,
The potion is done!

Spell Power

Heard in The Millennium Bug.

Version at the start of the Episode:

Nanana nananana
Nanana nananana
You can do it if you want,
You can do it if you try,
You can leap up on a broomstick
And blaze across the sky!

Spell power!
Nanana nananana (make your dreams come true!)
Spell power!
Nanana nananana (I'll show you what to do!)
Just forget your past mistakes
Spell power!
Nanana nananana (make your dreams come true!)
Spell power!
Nanana nananana (I'll show you what to do!)

Don't get turned into a frog,
Don't get caught on the hop,
Would you rather keep on gliding
Until you reach the top!

Spell power!
Nanana nananana (make your dreams come true!)
Spell power!
Nanana nananana (I'll show you what to do!)
Spell power!
Nanana nananana (make your dreams come true!)
Spell power!
Nanana nananana (I'll show you what to do!)
Spell power!
Nanana nananana

Spell power!
Why not!
Make your dreams come true!
Spell power!
Come on!
I'll show you what to do!

Version they performed for Amanda Honeydew:

(their words to the tune of Spell Power)
So you want to buy our castle
But we really don't know why
It's so cold and old and crumbly
And it smells just like a sty
But it's ours!
And we like it just like that!
It's ours!
With its beetles, ghosts and bats
It's full of magic on the loose
It really isn't any use
Why don't you put your money
In a bank account, miss Honey,
It's ours!

Version at the end of the Episode:

Nanana nananana
Nanana nananana
You can do it if you want,
You can do it if you try,
You can leap up on a broomstick
And blaze across the sky!

Spell power!
Nanana nananana (make your dreams come true!)
Spell power!
Nanana nananana (I'll show you what to do!)

Don't get turned into a frog,
Don't get caught on the hop,
Would you rather keep on gliding
Until you reach the top!

Spell power
Nanana nananana
Spell power
Nanana nananana
Spell power
Nanana nananana

Ohhhhhhhh
Ohhhhhhhh
Ohhhhhhhh
Ohhhhhhhh
SPELL POWER!

Miss Cackle's practice of a song by the Sparrow sisters

Heard in The Millennium Bug.

The donkey and the cart
The spit, the poor, the pitch, the stolen market street
If only you'll stop arguing everytime you meet

We're Going Strong

Heard in Secret Society.

Times are running fast
nothing stays the same
No looking back
life's changing game
Put the past behind
The road ahead is long
Moving on and up
We're going strong, strong, strong, yeah

Play out a plan
Aim for the sky
Set yourself a goal
Let your hopes be high
Don't be feeling bad
Face the world head on
Make the future ours
We're going strong, strong, strong, yeah

Rock 'n Roll Magic

Heard in The Hair Witch Project.

Stir the pot
Mix the brew,
I'm a witch and so are you
We've got the rock and roll magic
We've got the rock and roll magic
We've got the rock and roll magic
And the rock and roll magic chant!

Cast a spell,
Fly a broom,
Spread that magic all over the room
We've got the rock and roll magic
We've got the rock and roll magic
We've got the rock and roll magic
And the rock and roll magic chant!

We've got the rock and roll magic
And the rock and roll magic chant!

Witch Investiture Chant

Heard in Power Drill.

Rejoice, a magic spell is cast
Behold, a wonderous witch
A transformation comes to pass
Mere mortal turns to witch

Farewell, the feeble strength of flesh
Orwell, the power to chant
Be wise, be sure your skills can mesh
With good and not with harm

Nature's Beauty

Heard in The Lost Chord.

Holy evergreen holly with its bright red berry
And the oak with its acorn shell
All the birds of the forest in the dawn with the chorus
Listen, can you hear the church bell
The (dove?) sings cuckoo, cuckoo
The owl in the barn cries twit-oo, twit-oo
And the cuckoo on its nest cries-

I Want You For My Own

Heard in The Lost Chord. Written by Miss Crotchet.

I swear I'll never go
So take your head my darling
I want you for my own
Yes turn your head my darling
I want you for my own

Oh my love, my brighter love,
I swear I'll never go
So turn your head, my darling,
I want you for my own
Yes turn your head, my darling,
I want you for my own

Winter's song

Heard in Cinderella in Boots.

In his mistrust ? she throwed,
Where the snow lay dinted
It was in the very sole(?) where granny Cackle had ??
Before chanting, witches be sure
?
He who now will help their ball
Find yourselves rejoicing

????

Oh Cinderella

Heard in Cinderella in Boots.

Oh Cinderella. At last you've got your fella
He's tall and handsome. Really groovy
Like a rock star in a movie!
Oh Cinderella. You've upset everyone
But your dainty little tootsie
Means you've found the perfect man.
Yes your dainty little tootsie
Means you've found the perfect man!

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