The Sorting Hat's Song is a poem by J. K. Rowling that appears in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published in 1997.


At the wizarding school that Harry Potter goes to, called Hogwarts, there are four houses. They are called Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Students are 'sorted' into their houses by putting on an magical hat, which 'looks' their head and decides which house they should be in. Each house values special qualities, e.g. Gryffindor values bravery, daring and chivalry, Hufflepuff values diligence, loyalty and fair play, Ravenclaw values wit and intelligence, and Slytherin values ambition, cunning and resourcefulness.


{{The sorting hat's song (1997 version)} Harry's first year at Hogwarts