Once upon a time, there was beautiful but poor young woman whose parents called her their princess. Her mother died. & her father married a widow with 2 daughters. Sound familiar? It should - there have been oodles on the story. This is the 2005 version. There were mice, but they just squeaked. The unfriendly Stepmother & her daughters did everything they could to shame her. The SM dismissed servants & made Ella do everything. They put her in the cold attic, which led to Ella being cold @ nighShe slept next to the kitchen hearth to stay warm - thus the name “Cinderella”
Step mother & sisters
Yada, yada, yada. Cinderella (she got resigned to the name) hit rock bottom when they stopped letting her eat with the others. She grabbed a horse & rode it into the forest. Our spunky gal found a stag & scared .him away. A handsome young man saw her in the woods. They chatted. He said he was “Kit”. Cinderella had no idea who she was talking. She thought he was an apprentice that worked for the king. She rode off without telling him her name. The prince found out his father was dying. They argue about marrying for love VS for strengthening the kingdom. Oh, wait, Kit agrees to have a ball so he can meet possible matches. But, he talks his father to invite all of the kingdom. H,,. Kit didn’t know the king already had a treaty to marry a Spanish princess.
OK, the mall is advertised.Cinderella remade one of her mother’s gowns, buy the Steps rip the sleeves off. The others leave, Cindy if crying in the garden.An old woman asks her if she could get something to drink, HA! It’s her hairy dogfather, she said, oops, I meant dairy godmother. (Would you believe I couldn’t find that quote?) Bingo, boffo & her godmother zapped th pumpkin, changing 4 mice to horses, lizards to footmen, & a goose to the frites. Finally, zap & she’s in a beautiful dress. Almost forgot the shoes - hey, presto & Cindy is wearing glass slippers. As the coach starts to drive off, godmother yells, you must leave before the list strike of midnight,
From mice to horses
Ballroom is full of beautiful people. Kit only has eyes for Cindy. They dances. They are getting along like houses on fire. They’re in the back garden, Kit is pushing her on a swing. She realized who Kit was by then. Kit asked he name - the tower clock strikes - gotta run! Cindy’s coach & critters are reverting back to their real selves. Of course, she dropped a shoe. Big hunt for the unnamed “princess”
Evil stepmom found out it was Cindy the were looking for. She hid our gal in the act Cindy stared signing. Lord of the Supidity (1 of the kings men tried to get the entourage to just leave.Every woman of appropriate age were to be tested. Kit hears her singing, got upstairs & slipped that slipper. Yay! The step family is babanished from the kingdom., so was the bad guy lord who had struck a deal with stepmom. Bye, bye baddies.
Lavender’s Blue (dilly dilly)
Used in film. Old lullaby. Actually much longer than what we heard
Lavender blue, dilly dilly
If I were king, dilly dilly
I'd need a queen
Who told me so, dilly dilly
Who told me so?
I told myself, dilly dilly
I told me so
If your dilly dilly heart feels a dilly dilly way
And if you answer "yes"
In a pretty little church on a dilly dilly day
You'll be wed in a dilly dilly dress
Of lavender blue, dilly dilly
Then I'll be king, dilly dilly
And you'll be my queen!