Mein Hut Der Hat Drei Ecken

Lyrics - German

(German folk song)

Mein hut, der hat drei Ecken,
Drei Ecken hat mein Hut.
Und hätt’ er nicht drei Ecken,
So wär’ er nicht mein Hut!

English Translation - My hat, it has three corners

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

Motions

  • Mein/My – point to me
  • Hut/hat – hand on head
  • drei/three – 3 fingers
  • Ecken/corners – make triangle shape with fingers
  • nicht/not – shake head no
  • 1st time, sing entire song through.
  • 2nd time, leave out the first word (“mein”), substituting the motion instead.
  • 3rd time, leave out 2 words, substituting 2 motions.
  • Continue similarly.

YouTube

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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