Hier Hast du 'nen Taler - German Children's Songs - Germany - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


*A thaler is any of various silver coins that served as a unit of currency in some Germanic countries between the 15th and 19th centuries. The word "dollar" has its origins in the German word "thaler".

Game Instructions

This rhyme is usually told by an adult to a child. The adult takes the child's hand with the palm up and lightly slaps it with every line (the way one would put money in someone's open hand). On the last line the adult tickles the child's hand.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to INTER-COM Translations for contributing this rhyme.

Vielen Dank!