The earliest records of the English version of this song are from the 17th century, but it may actually date back to the late Middle Ages. (source)


(Folk song)

London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down,
London Bridge is falling down
My fair lady

Build it up with iron bars…

Iron bars will bend and break…

Build it up with silver and gold…


Two students make an arch with their arms while the other students run under the arch. At the last word of each verse (“lady”), drop the arch, catching someone.

See also


  • Song with chords, Lesson ideas – Rhythm, Instrument parts
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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