London Bridge Is Falling Down

London Bridge Is Falling Down Lyrics

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down,
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair Lady.

Build it up with wood and clay,
Wood and clay, wood and clay,
Build it up with wood and clay,
My fair Lady.

Wood and clay will wash away,
Wash away, wash away,
Wood and clay will wash away,
My fair Lady.

Build it up with bricks and mortar,
Bricks and mortar, bricks and mortar,
Build it up with bricks and mortar,
My fair Lady.

Bricks and mortar will not stay,
Will not stay, will not stay,
Bricks and mortar will not stay,
My fair Lady.

Build it up with iron and steel,
Iron and steel, iron and steel,
Build it up with iron and steel,
My fair Lady.

Iron and steel will bend and bow,
Bend and bow, bend and bow,
Iron and steel will bend and bow,
My fair Lady.

Build it up with silver and gold,
Silver and gold, silver and gold,
Build it up with silver and gold,
My fair Lady.

Silver and gold will be stolen away,
Stolen away, stolen away,
Silver and gold will be stolen away,
My fair Lady.

Set a man to watch all nigh,
Watch all night, watch all night,
Set a man to watch all night,
My fair Lady.

Suppose the man should fall asleep,
Fall asleep, fall asleep,
Suppose the man should fall asleep?
My fair Lady.

Give him a pipe to smoke all night,
Smoke all night, smoke all night,
Give him a pipe to smoke all night,
My fair Lady.

London Bridge Is Falling Down History

London Bridge Is Falling Down” is a singing game and one of the most popular children’s songs, dating back to 18th century in England. It was passed down by word of mouth and was first hand-published in 1744 by the manuscript by Tommy Thumb. It is difficult to have songs composed when and by whom. Only know it is connected with the history of London Bridge, one of the most famous bridges in London, today is also a very popular tourist destination.

How to play London bridge game

Two kids are making an arch holding their hands up, face to face and the rest of them, are passing under the arch, one by one, creating a circle. They continue to walk under the arch, one by one in circle. When the last word of the verse is said (the “My fair Lady”) the two children who form the arch have to capture one child by dropping their hands down. The game continues until each kid is captured.

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