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"One, Two, Freddy's Coming For You" is an adaptation of the children's nursery rhyme "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe", retooled as a warning regarding Freddy Krueger's presence.

The lyrics to the most common version are:

One, two, Freddy's coming for you.

Three, four, Better lock your door

Five, six, grab a crucifix.

Seven, eight, Gonna stay up late.

Nine, ten, Never sleep again....

Original Film Series

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984 film)

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Haunting Omen: Ghostly girls jumping rope to Freddy song

The song is featured for the first time in the original A Nightmare on Elm Street when three girls are playing jump rope while a fourth girl watches; however, none of the girls themselves are actually singing it, with the scene taking place in the physical world.

The song is sung later by Nancy Thompson while in the bathtub, prior to being dragged down into the water by Freddy Krueger. The song is heard for the third and final time in the film at the very end, once again playing when the girls are jumping rope, signifying Freddy's presence before the car Nancy and her friends are in starts moving by herself and Freddy attacks Nancy's mother, Marge Thompson.

Freddy's Revenge

The song is sung by Angela Walsh in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge while she is playing jump rope by herself, albeit in a dream that Jesse Walsh is having.

Dream Warriors

In A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, it is sung by a mixed group of boys and girls in front of Elm Street House, in a dream that Kristen Parker is having. Three children play jump rope, while two more toss a ball back and forth to each other, while another rides a tricycle on the porch, the children being Freddy's pre-death victims.

Kristen later sings it while resisting sedation, with Nancy Thompson later commenting that it is used to "keep the bogey-man away".

The Dream Master

The song is featured in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.

The Dream Child

The song is featured in A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, although the lyrics have been changed.

Changed lyrics:

One, two, Freddy's coming for you.

Three, four, Better lock your door

Five, six, grab a crucifix.

Seven, eight, Ya better stay awake.

Nine, ten, He's back again.

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

The song is featured in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare albeit in text format, as parts of the lyrics are written in various places in Springwood, Ohio.

Freddy vs. Jason

The song is heard in Freddy vs. Jason while three girls are jumping rope in a dream. Despite being featured in a parodist manner, the song is interpreted as haunting and ominous, having a lasting impact on Freddy's victims.

Book Adaptations

The song is featured in the book adaptations in the exact manner as they did in the original films.

Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series)

In Freddy's Nightmares, Merit Blocker sings the song, slightly altering the lyrics to "One, Two, I'm coming for you...". Freddy himself sings it later to Tim Blocker in an anesthesia-induced dream, right before murdering him.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010 film)

The song is featured in the 2010 remake of the original film, where a group of children at Badham Preschoolsing it while playing jump rope, albeit in a dream.

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