London Bridge is Falling Down | Lyrics and Beginner Piano & Guitar Sheet Music

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History for 'London Bridge is Falling Down'

The song, "London Bridge is Falling Down" is a traditional English nursery rhyme. It deals with the many devastations of the London Bridge and attempts to repair it. The first London Bridge spanned the River Thames between the City of London and Southwark. It was built of wood by the Romans around 50 AD. Following the destruction of the bridge in 1136, the original timber bridge was replaced with a stone bridge. Construction began for The Old (Medieval) London Bridge in 1176, and was completed in 1209 during the Reign of King John. The Old London bridge bridge was eventually replaced by the New (19th century) London Bridge, a five arch stone structure, and was built 100 feet west of the original location. In 1968, the stone arch bridge was sold and relocated to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and replaced with a modern bridge. The 19th century bridge has become Arizona's second largest tourist attraction after the Grand Canyon.


Lyrics for 'London Bridge is Falling Down'

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady!


Game for 'London Bridge is Falling Down'

London Bridge is a children's singing game played with several children (usually eight or more). Two children join hands high to form an arch (the bridge). The other children march under the bridge, each holding onto the waist of the player in front of them. The children sing the song and at the last word (down), the arms of the bridge are lowered to capture the last player through.


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