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Cinderella Dressed in Yellow
(American Jump Rope Song)
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Cinderella Dressed in Yellow
Jump Rope Song

Cinderella
Dressed in yellow
Went to kiss a prince,
By mistake,
Kissed a snake.
How many doctors
Did it take,
Was it,
One!
Two!
Three!
Four!
Five…
 
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Notes

Here's a slightly different version from

Cinderella dressed in yellow
went upstairs to kiss her fella
made a mistake and kissed a snake
how many doctors will it take
1, 2, 3, 4, 5....

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Elizabeth Cunnyngham wrote:

"I am from a really small farming community in Ohio. We also had the Cinderella rhyme we used during jump rope..."

Cinderella Jump Rope Rhyme

Cinderella dressed in yella,
Went upstairs to kiss a fella,
Made a mistake and kissed a snake
How many doctors will it take:
One
Two
Three....(continues until jumper messes up).

Game Instructions

Jump rope while reciting the rhyme. When you get to the counting part, you jump on each number. If you miss, you stop. Whatever number you're on, that's the number of doctors Cinderella needs!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Marisa for contributing this jump rope rhyme and explaining how to play the game! Thanks to Ronsonet Steward for the variation! Thanks to Elizabeth Cunnyngham for contributing her version.

Thanks to Marisa for reciting this rhyme for us!

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