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The Sleeping Princess is a song that first appeared in Barney's Sleepytime Songs. However, its first appearance in the main series was in "Trading Places". It is in-tuned to the song "London Bridge is Falling Down" and it was the same tune of the traditional German song, "Donröschen War Ein Schönes Kind".


There was a pretty princess.
A princess, a princess.
There was a pretty princess long ago.
A spell was cast upon her.
Upon her, upon her.
A spell was cast upon her long ago.
The castle was enchanted.
Enchanted, enchanted.
The castle was enchanted long ago.
A hundred years she slept there.
She slept there, she slept there.
A hundred years she slept there long ago.
The thorns grew thick around it.
Around it, around it.
The thorns grew thick around it long ago.
A handsome prince came riding.
Came riding, came riding.
A handsome prince came riding long ago.
He woke the pretty princess.
The princess, the princess.
He woke the pretty princess long ago.
They had a royal wedding.
A wedding, a wedding.
They had a royal wedding long ago.
They lived their lives together.
Together, together.
They lived their lives together long ago.

Song Used In...[]

  1. Barney's Sleepytime Songs
  2. Trading Places (actual debut)
  3. Stick with Imagination!
  4. It's Showtime!
  5. Most Loveable Moments (Episode Featured: It's Showtime!)


  • In "It's Showtime!", the fifth verse of the song, "The thorns grew thick around it long ago" was not sung, most likely in attempt to save time.