I am the Sorting Hat

You can find me at Hogwarts School

I am never wrong

For I am not a fool

Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw

Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin

Were the original founders

They had one thing in common

They all wanted to build a school

Which they named Hogwarts

There they could teach their magic

To students of all sorts

Gryffindor favored the brave at heart

And Ravenclaw favored the mind

Slytherin like the swift and cunning

While Hufflepuff preferred the kind

They had no way of deciding

Who should go where

When they were all dead and gone

So they did what was Fair

Godric then took me off his head

And put some brains in me

Then he turned to the others

"This is how it's going to be…

Once the child places the hat

Upon its little head

The hat will choose where it should be."

That's what Gryffindor said

So now you know

How I came to be

I bet you'll never find

A smarter hat than me

So put me on your head

We'll have a little chat

I'll find the perfect place for you

For I am the Sorting Hat!