Tag Archives: Cinderella


“Askeladden Som Kappåt Med Trollet” – Norwegian Tale

Description of Informant NF (21) is a Norwegian-American, born and raised in Trondheim, Norway before coming to Colorado for middle school. She is fluent in Norwegian and English, is a trained dancer, and presently studies screenwriting and acting at the University of Southern California. —  Context of Performance The informant, NF, sits in her bedroom… Continue Reading »

Kong-Ji and Pat-Ji, A Korean Cinderella Story

This is a story of Kong-Ji and Pat-Ji. It is a Korean version of Cinderella. Main Piece: Kong-Ji was a younger living with her dad in a small village. When she was young, her mother died and his dad brought in a new mother. The stepmother had a daughter called Pat-Ji. Whenever Kong-Ji’s dad wasn’t… Continue Reading »

Cinderella Jump rope rhyme

Cinderella Jump rope rhyme   Text Cinderella dressed in yella Went downstairs to kiss a fella By mistake she kissed a snake How many doctors did it take One! Two! Three! (Etc.)   Background The informant use to sing this song while playing double dutch jump rope with her girl friends at recess. She said… Continue Reading »

Cinderella Dressed in…What??

Megan is a sophomore in my french class. I’ve known her for a year. She’s a sweet, very soft spoken intelligent girl. She loves horseback riding. She’s majoring in creative writing and wants to be a screenwriter for Pixar one day. When I first introduced the topic folklore and then mentioned childhood rhymes, riddles, and… Continue Reading »

Yeh-Shen, A Chinese Cinderella

My informant was a kindergarten teacher for a Chinese school me that she has presented this story many times before. It was therefore very rehearsed and unusually eloquent. Informant: “Yeh-Shen was born to Chief Wu and his wife. However soon a sickness overtook them both, so she was reared by her stepmother. The stepmother didn’t like… Continue Reading »