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.”

See also


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

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