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Thread #99266   Message #1975746
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Feb-07 - 04:16 AM
Thread Name: Query: Peggy Seeger's London Bridge
Subject: RE: Query: Peggy Seeger's London Bridge
Here are the songbook citations noted in the Traditional Ballad Index:

Randolph 578, "London Bridge is Falling Down" (1 text)
Flanders/Brown, p. 45, "London Bridge" (1 text)
Linscott, pp. 34-36, "London Bridge" (1 text, 1 tune)
(my copy of Linscott is missing - it's skinny and gets lost)
SHenry H48h, pp. 11-12, "Broken Bridges" (1 text, 1 tune)
Chase, p. 189, (no title; part of a section called "Granny London Tells About Old Times") (1 text, 1 tune)
(can't find Chase, either)
Creighton-SNewBrunswick 81, "London Bridge" (1 text, 2 tunes)
(don't have this one)
Opie-Oxford2 306, "London Bridge is broken down" (4 texts)
["broken down (3x) and Lady Lee versions]
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #641, pp. 254-255, "(London Bridge)"
(got it if you need it)
Fuld-WFM, p. 337+, "London Bridge"
(falling down three times)
ST R578 (Full)

Roud #502 (click here)


RECORDINGS:
Pratt children and friends, "London Bridge" (on Ritchie03)
Pete Seeger, "London Bridge" (on PeteSeeger33, PeteSeegerCD03)

(falling down three times - not Peggy's version)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Rock-A-By Ladies" (tune & meter)
SAME TUNE:
Greenberg Shop is Moving South (Greenway-AFP, p. 126 note)