While there are a number of different songs that are associated with Freddy Krueger, the one that most people will recognize is from one of the creepier moments in the Nightmare on Elm Street movie, the song that is sung by the three little girls jumping rope throughout the movie. The Freddy Krueger song lyrics are about the legend of Freddy, a scary children’s rhyme of the serial killer coming to get you in your sleep. The lyrics go like this:
1, 2, Freddy’s coming for you
3, 4, lock your door
5, 6, grab your crucifix
7, 8, better stay up late
9, 10… never sleep again
I think the below video of the song best illustrates the creepy tone of this particular nursery rhyme.
The Freddy Krueger song lyrics are a play off of the old 1805 English nursery rhyme “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe” which was originally published in London as a song to teach children how to count. Personally, I like Freddy’s theme song better which is titled “Jump Rope” but more often referred to as “Freddy’s Coming”, a song that will be sure to teach your children how to count or else suffer the consequences and face the dream master himself.
Another Freddy song that some may be thinking of is the song titled “Nightmare” by the band 213. And while this song was played in the original movie, it was only played during the ending credits. According to the IMDb page for Nightmare on Elm Street, this is the only song listed on it’s soundtrack which anyone looking for would be hard-pressed to find.
Also, on the 1985 Speak English or Die album by S.O.D. (Stormtroopers of Death), there is a song on track 11 titled “Freddy Krueger” which is about the same famed serial killer in the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. While the song is about Freddy it does not appear in any of the franchise films and is not related to the nursery rhyme theme song mentioned above.