Sing the verse, changing the month on each repetition, going through each month of the year. The months are in italics.

Notes

There are many variations of this song. Here's another version:

Und wer im Januar geboren ist,
tritt ein, tritt ein, tritt ein!
Und mach im Kreis einen tiefen Knicks,
Recht fein, recht fein, recht fein!
Mädel (Junge), dreh dich!
Mädel (Junge), dreh dich !
Hei hoppsassassa
Mädel (Junge), dreh dich!
Mädel (Junge), dreh dich !
Hei hoppsassassa

Translation:

And Whoever was born in January,
Come in, come in, come in.
And make a deep bow in the circle,
Quite fine, quite fine, quite fine!
Girl (boy), turn around!
Girl (boy), turn around!
Hey hoppsassassa
Girl (boy), turn around!
Girl (boy), turn around!
Hey hoppsassassa!

Etc.

Game Instructions

In this game, the children dance in a circle and go around in a circle singing. Those who are born in the month that the verse is about goes into the middle of the circle and dances a curtsy or bow, and goes back to his/her place.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Und wer im Januar geboren ist

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Ulrike Bernhard for contributing this song and to Maguy Cabrol for translating it into French. English translation by Lisa Yannucci and Monique Palomares.

Vielen Dank!

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