Kitty Kitty Casket


(African American folk song)

Kitty kitty casket, green and yellow basket,
Lost my handkerchief yesterday, all full of mud I tossed it away.

Circle Game

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.”


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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