Mon chapeau a quatre bosses - French Children's Songs - France - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Monique wrote me,"We used to sing and make the gestures faster and faster."

Game Instructions

1 On "mon", touch the chest as to indicate "me";
2 On "chapeau", touch the head;
3 On "il a quatre bosses", put out 4 fingers, then put the hand with the 4 streched out fingers on the back of the opposite shoulder, as if touching a bump;
4 On "s'il n'avait pas" wave the forefinger as if to say "no";
5 On "quatre bosses", same as #3;
6 On "ce n'serait pas", same as #4;
7 On "mon", same as #1;
8 On "chapeau", same as #2.


There is a version of this song in German called "My Hat Has Three Corners". To read the German version click here to go to Mama Lisa's Germany page.

There's also an Indonesian version of this song called "My Hat Is Round". To read the Indonesian version click here to go to Mama Lisa's Indonesia page.



Many thanks to Edit' Dupont for singing this song for us!

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Mon chapeau a quatre bosses

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing and translating this song, for the midi music and the illustration.

Merci beaucoup!