Häschen in der Grube - German Children's Songs - Germany - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Here's an alternate translation of the first verse by Lisa:

Rabbit in the ditch
Sits and sleeps
Sits and sleeps
Poor rabbit, are you sick
So you can't hop anymore?
Rabbit, hop! Rabbit, hop! Rabbit, hop!

Game Instructions

This song is sung while playing a game, the children jump up on the command "häschen hüpf" (rabbit hop).


Author: Friedrich Fröbel (1782-1875)
Melody: Karl Enslin (1919-1875)


Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Häschen in der Grube

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to INTER-COM Translations for contributing and translating this song and to Monique Palomares for creating the midi music. Many thanks also to Ulrike Bernhard for contributing the second verse and to Maguy Cabrol for translating it into French.

Many thanks to Lisa and the staff from the German Australian Playschool in Canberra, Australia, for the alternate translation of the first verse.

Vielen Dank!