Kitty kitty casket, green and yellow basket,
Lost my handkerchief yesterday, all full of mud I tossed it away.
Formation: Students stand in a circle holding hands. One student is “It” who stands outside the circle holding a handkerchief.
Students circle right, and on the lyrics, “lost my handkerchief,” “It” drops the handkerchief behind a student. That student picks up the handkerchief and chases “It” around the circle until “It” reaches the spot where the student had been standing. The student becomes the new “It.”
- Spirituals & other African American songs
- songs about cats
- circle singing games
- songs with repeated tones
- songs with low do
- songs with low so
- recorder songs D,G,B
- songs with chords I & IV
- similar song: A Tisket A Tasket
Extras for Plus Members
- Song with chords (PDF)
- MIDI file