# A-Tisket, A-Tasket

year 1879 origin USA

# Lyrics

A-tisket a-tasket
A green and yellow basket
I wrote a letter to my friend
And on the way I dropped it,
I dropped it, I dropped it,
And on the way I dropped it.
A little boy he picked it up
And put it in his pocket.

# History and Meaning

"A-Tisket, A-Tasket" is a nursery rhyme and children's song of American origin. It was first published in the United States in the early 20th century and became popular in the 1930s.

The song's authorship is uncertain, but it is often attributed to the jazz singer and songwriter Ella Fitzgerald, who recorded it as her first hit in 1938.

The song is about a girl who loses her yellow basket and asks the public to help her find it, and it is a form of a "call-and-response" song, with the audience responding to the singer's prompts. The lyrics and melody of the song have been adapted and used in various forms throughout the years, including as the basis for a number of novelty and comedy songs.

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