London Bridge 
Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme, 1833

 

London Bridge

 

London bridge is broken down, 
 Dance over my Lady Lee, 
London bridge is broken down, 
 With a gay lady.

How shall we build it up again? 
 Dance over my Lady Lee, 
How shall we build it up again? 
 With a gay lady.

We'll build it up with gravel and stone, 
 Dance over my Lady Lee, 
We'll build it up with gravel and stone, 
 With a gay lady.

Gravel and stone will be washed away, 
 Dance over my Lady Lee, 
Gravel and stone will be washed away, 
 With a gay lady.

We'll build it up with iron and steel, 
 Dance over my Lady Lee, 
We'll build it up with iron and steel, 
 With a gay lady.

Iron and steel will bend and break, 
 Dance over my Lady Lee, 
Iron and steel will bend and break, 
 With a gay lady.

We'll build it up with silver and gold, 
 Dance over my Lady Lee, 
We'll build it up with silver and gold, 
 With a gay lady.

We'll set a man to watch it then, 
 Dance over my Lady Lee, 
We'll set a man to watch it then, 
 With a gay lady.

Suppose the man should fall asleep, 
 Dance over my Lady Lee, 
Suppose the man should fall asleep, 
 With a gay lady.

We'll put a pipe into his mouth, 
 Dance over my Lady Lee, 
We'll put a pipe into his mouth, 
 With a gay lady.

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