“A Tisket A Tasket” is a popular nursery rhyme original from the USA, dating back to 1879.

The words Tisket-Tasket, have no specific meaning, it is a word play made up to go with the rhyme. The song lyrics were part of a popular singing game for kids.

Although the song is now mostly known singed by the famous Ella Fitzgerald, A Tisket A Tasket remains one of the most beautiful kid’s singing games.

How to play:

Kids dance in a circle while singing the rhyme. A child has to run outside the circle and drop a handkerchief. The child located next to the handkerchief has to pick it up and pursue the child that dropped it. If the child is caught, (s)he is kissed or has to tell the name of his/her love.

“A Tisket A Tasket” Lyrics

A-tisket a-tasket
A green and yellow basket
I wrote a letter to my love
And on the way I dropped it

I dropped it, I dropped it
Yes, on the way I dropped it
A little girlie picked it up
And took it to the market

She was truckin’ on down the avenue
Without a single thing to do
She was peck, peck, peckin’ all around
When she spied it on the ground

A-tisket a-tasket
She took my yellow basket
And if she doesn’t bring it back
I think that I shall die

A-tisket a-tasket
A green and yellow basket
I wrote a letter to my love
And on the way I dropped it

I dropped it, I dropped it
Yes, on the way I dropped it
A little girlie picked it up
And took it to the market

(Was it red?) No, no, no, no
(Was it brown?) No, no, no, no
(Was it blue?) No, no, no, no
Just a little yellow baske

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