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Thread #99266   Message #1976181
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
22-Feb-07 - 01:51 PM
Thread Name: Query: Peggy Seeger's London Bridge
Subject: Lyr. Add: London Bridge (Peggy Seeger)
Lyr. Add: LONDON BRIDGE
(Game centered on couples)
Peggy Seeger

(F)London Bridge is a-falling (C)down,
(F)Do, Lord, re-(Bb)member (C)me.
(F)London Bridge is a-falling down
on the (C7)prettiest girl I (F)know.

Choose your partner, honey my love,
Do, Lord, remember me,
Choose your partner, honey my love
You're the prettiest girl I know.

Hug your partner, honey my love, (etc.)

Kiss your partner, honey my love, (etc.)

Send him home, honey my love, (etc.)

Then choose you another one, honey my love, (etc.)

(Repeat verse 1)

Compare with Charles Seeger version, posted above. Note by Peggy Seeger, p. 93- "Source forgotton, learned in childhood. DISC: FL 114."
Page 46, 93, 1964, "Folk Songs of Peggy Seeger, Oak Publications, BT 2027, New York. 88 Traditional Ballads and Songs.