Monday, July 28, 2008

Lambeth Bridge is....

Actually, it is still standing.



According to Wikipedia The earliest printed English version of "London Bridge" is in "Tommy Thumb´s Pretty Song Book" (1744) (link to the 1815 book is here)the verses from Wikipedia are as follows,

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, etc
Build it up with Gravel, and Stone,
Dance over my Lady Lee, etc
Gravel, and Stone Will wash away,
Dance over my Lady Lee, etc
Build it up with Iron, and Steel,
Dance over my Lady Lee, etc
Iron, and Steel, Will bend, and Bow,
Dance over my Lady Lee, etc
Build it up with Silver, and Gold,
Dance over my Lady Lee, etc
Silver, and Gold Will be stolen away,
Dance over my Lady Lee, etc

Then we’ll set A man to Watch,
Dance over my Lady Lee.
Then we’ll set A man to Watch
With a gay Lady


Just substitute "Lambeth bridge" for "London bridge" and you get the message.



Lambeth 2008 is about building bridges, but once it is built, be careful of the Man you've set to watch with the gay Lady.

1 comment:

The Underground Pewster said...

Lambeth news! I can't take it anymore!