London Bridge is Falling Down

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London Bridge is Falling Down
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Melodin till London Bridge is Falling Down.
Flickor som leker "London Bridge" 1878.

London Bridge is Falling Down är en berömd barnvisa från Storbritannien. Det är oklart vad texten egentligen syftar på. Ursprunget kan vara en händelse från 1014, där det enligt historien var Vikingar (Norsemen) som under härjningar i London rev ner den då enda bro över Themsen i Centrala London. Den äldsta kända referensen till sången är från 1659. Se London Bridge.

Sången kan användas i en lek, där några av de lekande bildar en bro (liknande Bro bro breja) som de andra går under, tills bron faller ned och någon blir infångad.

En svensk sångtext till samma melodi heter "Västerbron har rasat ner".

Text[redigera | redigera wikitext]

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, Falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.
Take a key and lock her up,
Lock her up, Lock her up.
Take a key and lock her up,
My fair lady.
How will we build it up,
Build it up, Build it up?
How will we build it up,
My fair lady?
Build it up with silver and gold,
Silver and gold, Silver and gold.
Build it up with silver and gold,
My fair lady.
Gold and silver I have none,
I have none, I have none.
Gold and silver I have none,
My fair lady.
Build it up with needles and pins,
Needles and pins, Needles and pins.
Build it up with needles and pins,
My fair lady.
Pins and needles bend and break,
Bend and break, Bend and break.
Pins and needles bend and break,
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 stone so strong,
Stone so strong, Stone so strong.
Build it up with stone so strong,
My fair lady.
Stone so strong will last so long,
Last so long, Last so long.
Stone so strong will last so long,
My fair lady.

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Andra verser:

We must build it up again,
Up again, Up again.
We must build it up again,
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.
Silver and gold will be stolen away,
Stolen away, Stolen away.
Silver and gold will be stolen away,
My fair lady.
Set a man to watch all night,
Watch all night, watch all night,
Set a man to watch all night,
My fair lady.
Suppose the man should fall asleep,
Fall asleep, fall asleep,
Suppose the man should fall asleep?
My fair lady.
Give him a pipe to smoke all night,
Smoke all night, smoke all night,
Give him a pipe to smoke all night,
My fair lady.


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