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Traditional lyrics[ edit ] The rhyme was first noted in the United States in  as a children's rhyming game.
It was sung while children danced in a circle. One of the number ran on the outside of the circle and dropped a handkerchief. The nearest child would then pick it up and chase the dropper.
If caught the dropper either was kissed, joined the circle, or had to tell the name of their sweetheart. A-tisket a-tasket A green and yellow basket I wrote a letter to my mom And on the way I dropped it, I dropped it, I dropped it, And on the way I dropped it.
A little boy he picked it up And put it in his pocket. In other variants, the last line is "A little girl picked it up and put it in her pocket". In nineteenth-century England, the rhyme used in the same game had somewhat different but evidently related words: I lost my supper, last night, And the night before, And if I do this night, I never will no more.
I sent a letter to my love, I carried water in my glove, And by the way I dropped it, I did so, I did so: I had a little dog that said bow-wow!
I had a little cat that said meow-meow! Shan't bite you, shan't bite you, Shall bite you. I dropt it, I dropt it, And by the way I lost it. It has since become a jazz standard. In popular culture[ edit ] This article needs additional citations for verification.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. September Learn how and when to remove this template message As a recording[ edit ] The song was a major hit of the "pre-chart" era, reaching number one in Billboard's sheet music and Record Buying Guide jukebox charts, also number 1 on "Your Hit Parade".Ella Fitzgerald's flirtation with jazz's historical drug culture Just as Fitzgerald's career was taking off, jazz was under attack for its purported connection to drug culture.
“A-Tisket, A-Tasket” was the breakthrough hit of vocalist Ella Fitzgerald with the Chick Webb Orchestra. She co-wrote the song with Al Feldman, the arranger who would later be known as Van Alexander, in .
"A-Tisket, A-Tasket" became a huge hit in and "Undecided" soon followed. During this era, Fitzgerald was essentially a pop/swing singer who was best on ballads while her medium-tempo performances were generally juvenile novelties. She already had a beautiful voice but did not improvise or scat much; that would develop later.
Ella Fitzgerald, despite her extraordinary singing voice, had to overcome many obstacles to achieve gr Success is not achieved simply by having a voice.
Ella Fitzgerald, despite her extraordinary singing voice, had to overcome many obstacles to achieve greatness. "A Tisket A Tasket" is a nursery rhyme first recorded in America in the late nineteenth century. It was used as the basis for a very successful and highly regarded recording by Ella Fitzgerald.
It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of Dubbed "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century.
In her lifetime, she won .