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A-Tisket A-Tasket Lyrics

Artist: Ella Fitzgerald


A-tisket a-tasket
A green-and-yellow basket
I bought a basket for my mommie
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

(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 basket
Comments/Interpretations
by Madame Fox on 5/12/2008 10:21pm
these are not the updated version you libertines!
by joi on 5/30/2008 5:20pm
i love this song and i made a remix to it it sounds great
by Just a person on 7/8/2008 3:17pm
Great! This will certainly help with my piano lessons!
by lala on 10/6/2008 7:10pm
i love this
by faggeterrrs on 10/27/2008 9:34pm
wow this is retarded..im mad that i just wasted like 5 minutes of my time on this.
by Katarina on 11/15/2008 3:48pm
that is not how i learnd this song. you chaned it
by just a little geal on 11/15/2008 3:56pm
i hate this song this is not the way i leand it you are telling lies
by Mia on 11/21/2008 4:18pm
The only reason i looked this song up is because I found it in a music book at school.
by Mary on 12/5/2008 6:40pm
I searched this because when I was in 2nd or third grade, we sang this song.
by jytjhgjfthgf on 12/9/2008 3:39pm
This sucks
by mario on 12/11/2008 7:02pm
these are not the lyrics to this song!!! i sang this song in chorus and it was totally different!! =[ are there more than more types for this song?!!?!?!?

Love,
Mario!! =] <333
by elwehgwehlglwe on 1/18/2009 5:11am
oh for pete's sake, stop the fussing!
this song was more or less made up along the way, she changed it nearly every time she sung it! of course there will be different versions!
by MooMooswartz123 on 1/26/2009 11:42am
I love this song so..much it is amazing!!
by kadijah on 3/14/2009 8:38pm
this is a good and a glorious i wish ican sing that song on stage
by shahd on 3/21/2009 4:46pm
i love the song
by Klaudia on 6/5/2009 7:38am
GREAT^^
by samantha blagrove on 6/5/2009 6:49pm
its good
by Jamia Simone Nash on 6/7/2009 6:24pm
I learnt it like dis ...
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 boy he picked it up and put it in his pocket.
by samantha on 6/26/2009 8:10am
hey this song is so cool... man
by LadyG from Detroit on 8/18/2009 7:18pm
The words are:
A-tisket a-tasket
A brown-and-yellow basket
I send a letter to my mommy on the way I dropped it.
I dropped it I dropped it
Yes,on the way I dropped it,
A little girl he picked it up and put it in her pocket.
by Hannah on 8/21/2009 6:24am
a little girlie!!! GIRLIE!!
it was a BROWN and yellow basket... she was pick PICK picking all around

GGEEEZZZ!!!

you can tell this just by listening to the song, i grew up with this song, the original version and this person just listened to it and wrote what they thought they heard.. obviously no appreciation of music what-so-ever
by sythe on 8/30/2009 10:02am
a tisket a tasket the scarecrow found his casket
go up the stairs and lock the doors
and pray that he passes
by Jasmine <333 on 9/2/2009 6:54pm
I learned it like this:

A tisket a tasket
a green and yellow basket
I wrote a letter to my love
but on the way i dropped it
i dropped it i dropped it
and on the way i dropped it...
by Ella<3<3 on 10/15/2009 5:53pm
dude i love this song the artist has my first name she rocks!!!!!!!!!!!<3<3:P:)
by I'd rather not say on 10/27/2009 7:24pm
Hey stop complaining...
Sure there are other versions but this one is fine.
by Sandi on 11/21/2009 1:29am
LadyG and Hannah have it right. Just look it up on YouTube ... Ella sang it as part of a scene in a movie (Ride Em Cowboy).

Whatever other versions there are out there are just that .. versions.. they are not the original lyrics.
by simone on 12/6/2009 10:10am
i learned the song like this: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 my way i dropped it a little boy,picked it up,and put it in his pocket.
by doodoo on 12/27/2009 7:52am
i like it! i mean not like it... i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!
by ... on 1/6/2010 11:00pm
the lyrics are way wrong!!!!
by Kandace on 2/16/2010 6:28pm
i thik this was so funny i could almost be touched!!!!!!!!! lol...yea rite
by Kandace on 2/16/2010 6:32pm
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, and on the way i dropped it a little boy he came along and put it in his pocket!!!! haha i hope i get it back!!! lol yea rite that's how the lyrocs go!!!!!!!
by GEVONDA on 2/28/2010 8:11am
I LYKE DA NEW 1 BETTER :*) (0)(0)
by simeon on 3/23/2010 6:41pm
no it`s like this:a tisket a tasket a green and yellow basket
i wrote a letter for my mommie and on the way i drop it i drop it
i drop yes on the way i drop it
a little girl picked it up and i shall die!!! i forget the rest god!!!
by steph on 4/14/2010 11:26am
this is the version by ella fitzgerald and van alexander. the song sang in the movie is by manhattan transfer, which is what is referred to as being the original version (:
by Ed on 4/19/2010 8:01pm
I was walking down the street in Culver City ,Ca . just out of highschool , came there to marry my Highschool Sweetheart who had come from Oklahoma to work as "Rosie the Riviter" my cousins and her were singing the song as we walked down the street.
by cupcake on 5/24/2010 2:41pm
i hate it
by shamir on 6/14/2010 1:28am
dis is how i learn it:


a Tisket a tasket a green and yellow basket i wrote a letter to my my love and on the way i dropped it, i dropped it, yes on the i dropped it, a little boy picked it and put it in his pocket. amazing was't?!?!?!?!?!?!?
by maddy from chicago on 7/12/2010 8:09pm
it goes 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 and on the way I dropped it. A little boy came an picked it up and put it in his pocket
by yea ha on 11/17/2010 7:39pm
That part when she said ill die whow
by April on 12/12/2010 5:51pm
I thought that part where the girl goes "And if she doesn't bring it back, I think that I shall die." was hystarical. What a melodramatic little girl xD Can't she just write another note? Or find another basket? Lolz.
by Xena on 1/5/2011 12:42pm
I just love this song...I never knew about it until I bought this doll for my daughter from toysrus in hongkong... This doll sing this song....I couldnt understand the lyrics so googled it and I found it here.... Thanks for your post

Xx
by Bob on 1/28/2011 6:20pm
Ella wrote it, she didn't write the first verse though that is why you think it is different, don't go hating on ella or the website. So if you were a smart person you would have done more research on her and her music you dummies ! :D
by some on 2/11/2011 8:09pm
this song is cool
by mike on 3/1/2011 5:04am
I can't believe no one mentioned the Abbot and Costello movie Ride Em Cowboy where a young Ella sings this on a bus heading to a dude ranch. The boys (Bud And Lou) are hitching a ride holding on to the back of the bus when the fun begins.
by mickeymouse on 5/2/2011 1:32pm
this song is soo cute!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!!! :D
by diana on 10/1/2011 3:29pm
a tisket a tasket
a brown and yellow basket
i took a basket to my mommy and on the way i dropped it
i dropped it i droped it
yes on my way i dropped it
a little girlie pickedit up and put it in her pocket
she was trukin on down the avenue
without a sigle thing to do
she peck peck peckin all around
when she spied it on the ground
she took it
she took it
my little yellow basket
and if she doesn't bring it back i think that i will cry
was it red?no no no no
was it blue?no no no no
was it green? no no no no
just a little yellow basket



that's how my music teacher taught it to me in 3rd grade and now i'm in fifth
by Big Joe on 10/15/2011 7:51pm
In elementary school the girls would jump rope while reciting the verses.. This was the late 30's in to the early 40's. It has interested me ever since.
by Travis Korns on 12/4/2011 9:12pm
these ARE the lyrics as sung by Ella Fitzgerald...
by hannah on 2/23/2012 8:25pm
sweet
by omg... on 3/14/2012 3:49pm
Some of u people on here saying u know the real lyrics to this song r dumb... I'm really sure that the basket was dropped and that someone came n put it in their pocket... cuz that sounds so logical right! (That said with sooo much sarcasm) STFU
by ???? on 3/25/2012 4:31pm
Umm....
by Aesha on 6/3/2012 11:48am
My sister and her friend, Nya, sings this song all the time
by Yah yah on 9/10/2012 6:43pm
A brown and yellow basket!!!! Was it red? No no no no! Was it green? No no no no! Was it serese? NO NONO NO NO NO! A little yellow basket! And you left part of the song out!!!!!
by Oochi on 9/11/2012 8:58pm
A tisket a tasket a brown and yellow basket. I sent a letter to my momy, on the way I dropped it. I dropped it I dropped it! My little yellow basket! A little girly picket it up and put it in her pocket! She took it, she took it! My little yellow basket. And if she doesn't bring it back, I guess that I will die! She was strolling on Down the avenue with not a single thing to do, she went a peck peck peck all all around! And then she saw it on the ground
by susie on 11/16/2012 8:19pm
My friends sing the song in the pool at the YMCA. we didn't know all the words but we do get such joy at hearing Jerry say nooooo, it was a yellow basket. thanks for all the words...
by delina on 2/10/2013 3:02am
who is singing a tisket a tasket
by coolness on 2/10/2013 10:41pm
i am doing a report on ella fitzgerald


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