Mudcat Café message #1408432 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #78391   Message #1408432
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
13-Feb-05 - 05:01 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: London Bridge Is Falling Down
Subject: RE: London Bridge is Falling Down
Another popular game, "Watch and Chain," about robbery or murder and punishment, is sung to the same tune, and some of the verses have transferred.
A verse collected by the Opies near Burnley, is similar to the 'chopper' verse posted by Cats.

Chop her up for fi-er-wood,
Fi-er-wood, fi-er-wood,
Chop her up for fi-er-wood,
My fair lady.