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A tisket, a tasket

A tisket, a tasket, a green and yellow basket

I wrote a letter to my mother and on the way I dropped,

I dropped it, I dropper it, and on the way I dropper ;

I wrote a letter to my mother and on the way I dropped it.

(While this is being chanted, one person takes a hankerchief and circles around a ring formed by the others.  He drops the handkerchief behind one, and thn the person must circle the others, repeating the procedure.)

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(Celste's versoin has "my love instead of "my mother")

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Collector does not state where the informants live. Collector shares the same surname as  one of the two informants.

Where learned: Informants learned at home in 1954.

Keyword(s): ACTION ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

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