Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken - German Children's Songs - Germany - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

Nathalie wrote:

I am a native English speaker, and I learned it as:

My hat it has three corners,
Three corners has my hat,
And had it not three corners,
It would not be my hat.

I think with that version the rhythm is much better, and closer to the original German.

Regards,
Natalie.

Game Instructions

Do the following actions on the following words...

Mein (my) = Hand on chest
Hut (hat) = Point to your head/hat
Drei (three) = Put up 3 fingers
Ecken (corners) = Arm up, bent at the elbow, point to your elbow
Nicht (not) = Wave your pointer back and forth like you're saying no.

For a challenge, you can repeat the song with the same actions and don't say specific word. For example...

-1st time you repeat the verse don't say "Hut" (hat), just point to your head.
-2nd time you repeat the verse also don't say, "Drei" (three), just put up three fingers.
-3rd time you repeat the verse also don't say "Ecken" (corners), just point to your elbow.
-4th time you repeat the verse also don't say "Mein" (my) just put your hand on your chest.

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The German Bus Song called Ein Hund kam in die Küche (A Dog Came into the Kitchen) is sung to the same tune as this song.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Ulrike Bernhard for contributing this song and to Maguy Cabrol for translating it into French. Thanks also to Monique Palomares for the English translation and the midi music. Many thanks to Lisa Stephan from the German Australian Playschool in Canberra, Australia, for the picture. Thanks to Nathalie for sending the English version of this song!

Vielen Dank!