The Sorting Hat is a magical thing… it’s a talking hat that sorts all newcomers to Hogwarts into Slytherin, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw.
How did this start?
The Sorting Hat Song tells the story how:
One thousand years ago this story starts.
There were four sorcerers with strong and wise hearts.
Bold Gryffindor with wild moor. Fair Ravenclaw from glen.
Sweet Hufflepuff from valley broad. Shrewd Slytherin from fen.
They had a dream to teach all that they knew.
Witches and wizards came far and it grew.
Til’ a castle stood by the shores of a lake and a thousand years later the magic remain .
Old Hogwarts sorting hat sing me a song.
Speak in my head tell me where I belong.
When things look bad and there’s no where to run.
Unite all the houses and we’ll fight as one.
Brave Godric Gryffindor favoured the strong.
Those who had courage and knew it wrong from right.
Rowena Ravenclaw only taught the best.
So kind Helga Hufflepuff taught the rest.
but Salazar Slytherin had his own plans he would only allow pure bloods.
sorting hat sing me a song.