London Bridge is Falling Down

“London Bridge Is Falling Down” is one of the most famous singing game and popular nursery rhymes, written back in the 18th century, England. It deals with the depredations of London Bridge and attempts, realistic or fanciful, to repair it.

Actual History behind London Bridge
Originally a wooden bridge, London Bridge’s history dates back to the Roman occupation era, just around 50 A.D. It was destroyed several times and rebuilt during the Viking and Saxon invasions but also during natural disasters such as the 1091 tornado or the great fire of 1135.

The construction of the first Medieval London Bridge was started in 1176 and continued for 33 years, under Peter de Colechurch’s instructions. The new stone bridge, completed in 1209, was designed with 19 arches and a gatehouse accessed by a drawbridge. It was populated with around 200 shops and businesses, so crossing the river became really hard. The bridge’s endurance was also put in danger by carrying such a heavy charge on it.

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London Bridge is falling down lyrics

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down,
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair Lady.

Build it up with sticks and stones,
sticks and stones, sticks and stones,
Build it up with sticks and stones,
My fair Lady.

sticks and stones will all fall down,
all fall down, all fall down,
sticks and stones will all fall down,
My fair Lady.

Build it up with wood and clay,
Wood and clay, wood and clay,
Build it up with wood and clay,
My fair Lady.

Wood and clay will wash away,
Wash away, wash away,
Wood and clay will wash away,
My fair Lady.

Build it up with iron and steel,
Iron and steel, iron and steel,
Build it up with iron and steel,
My fair Lady.

Iron and steel will bend and bow,
Bend and bow, bend and bow,
Iron and steel will bend and bow,
My fair Lady.

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down,
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair Lady.

London Bridge is Falling Down
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