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"My Hat (Mein Hut)" Lyrics, Text Format

Four measure melodic rhythm pattern
repeated four times.



  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: German – Folk Song
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: rhythm: AaAa – pitches: ABAC
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta (ta) ta | repeating pattern: rest on second beat, | ta ta/a |
    | ta/a/a_|_a (ta) ta | ta/a/a_|_a/a ta | (_=tied)
  • Pitches: intermediate: Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do
  • Intervals: beginners: Fa\Re, So\Mi, So/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, quarter; rest: quarter; pickup beat, syncopation, tied notes
  • Key Words: world geography: German; three, hat, corners, memory skills

“My Hat (Mein Hut)” 

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


My – point to yourself
Hat – point to head
Three – hold up three fingers
Corners – point to elbow

Sing the song five times.
The first time sing it to the end.
Second time, don’t say my.
Third time don’t say my and hat.
Fourth time don’t say my, hat, and three.
Fifth time don’t say my, hat, three, and corners.

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