RE: [Cz-L] Mein Hut, Hakova Sheli, My Hat

From: cornel fleming <>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 14:09:53 +0100
To: 'Shellie Wiener' <>, 'Czernowitz Genealogy and History' <>
Reply-to: cornel fleming <>

Hi all, i think the ivrit hakova sheli song just proves that the yekkes had
a good cultural influence !! cornel

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[] On Behalf Of Shellie Wiene=
Sent: 01 July 2008 08:15
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Subject: Re: [Cz-L] Mein Hut, Hakova Sheli, My Hat

This topic of Czernowitzer deutsch, Yiddish, Hoch deutsch, Hebrew etc. is
terrific. With this song, I see that some things continue through the
generations into 4 or 5 tongues!

Surely I am not the only American who learned this song in English!

We had hand signals for "my" "hat" "3" "corners" and would become silent fo=
a word each time around, cumulatively until the song had become mostly mime
with a few "my's".

It was my impression that it referred to Haman [of Megillah Esther fame]'s
3-cornered hat but I was just a child so maybe that is not so.

Also, re: Hocht Mir nicht in Tshinech - I understand this to mean "Don't
rattle my tea kettle" aka "Don't bother me." Used often as was "Fardrei
dein ein kopf" translates to "Go twist [spin] your own head" aka "Don't mak=
me crazy." [Please pardon my terrible Yiddish spelling.]

Best regards,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco

Subject: Mein Hut
From: "cornel fleming" <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 16:59:39 +0100
X-Message-Number: 9

Hi, drei ecken hat mein hut is what i learned when i was little, sometime
in prehistory...and i still sing it now occasionally!! cornel
Subject: [Cz-L] Mein Hut - Hakova Sheli
From: "Miriam Suss" <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 23:00:29 +1000
X-Message-Number: 5
Eduard & Gabriele,
Always thought this was a Hebrew song:
Lakova sheli shalosh pinot, shalosh pinot lakova sheli
V'im lo hayu lo shalosh pinot - lo haya ze hakova sheli

And again in English: My hat has three corners, three corners has my
hat,....and if he wouldn't have three corners, then it wouldn't be my hat.
Miriam Suss
Melbourne, Australia

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