Mudcat Café message #1976224 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99266   Message #1976224
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Feb-07 - 02:31 PM
Thread Name: Query: Peggy Seeger's London Bridge
Subject: RE: Query: Peggy Seeger's London Bridge
Dave, the reason I can't find the Newell book is that it's skinny - it's on the shelf somewhere in this room.

Here are the notes from Folk Songs of Peggy Seeger (Oak Publications, 1964);

Seegers's lyrics are posted in the message above from Q, who has more-or-less the same library I have. Here are the lyrics without chords:

London Bridge

London Bridge is a-falling down,
Do, Lord, remember me.
London Bridge is a-falling down
on the prettiest girl I 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)