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Thread #99266   Message #1976105
Posted By: GUEST
22-Feb-07 - 12:21 PM
Thread Name: Query: Peggy Seeger's London Bridge
Subject: RE: Query: Peggy Seeger's London Bridge
i can't tell you how pleased i am with the support everyone has given me on this project. Joe Offer's listing of the lyrics on Charles Seeger's recording on: Songs for Political Action:

London's Bridge is a fallin' down
All girls remember me
London's Bridge is falling down
For the prettiest girl I know.

shows me that "Do Lord Remember me" may be an interpolation from elsewhere but suggests that she is singing essentially the same song as her Dad. The next step is to see what Peggy says about the song and what the song is in the Oak songbook, Folk Songs of Peggy Seeger which, I believe, came out years ago.

12-Stringer helped too by checking Our Singing Country and FolkieDave's references to Newell are also a help in showing me that the structure of this version's lyrics has a long history in America. Thanks so much for all your help and keep the answers and observations flowing if so inclined!

Lisa Null