EstonianWay of Choral Music #35
by Alari Teede

LAD’S HAT

Players sit in circle, someone stands in the middle and holds a hat. He/she throws the hat to someone else and reads the words: „This is a hat, a hat like a bat, a gift from a lad“. And asks to say: „This was brought from Paris, from most famous shop selling two-flaps leather hats“. Who then has the hat, will throw it forward and read these exact words. If any of the words are left unsaid, the speaker needs to pawn something. The hat is passed from one to another and everyone will read the words.

Urvaste, girl, b. 1874

The players can pass on the hat and say the sentence very quickly. The sentence can be further elongated and complicated.