London Bridge Is Falling Down

(由倫敦橋跌緊落嚟跳轉過嚟)

London Bridge Is Falling Down 係首好出名嘅英文兒歌。各國有唔同譯本。而廣東話都有首《有隻雀仔跌落水》。

首歌主旋律係咁:

London Bridge Is falling down,
Falling down, Falling down.
London Bridge Is falling down,
My fair lady.

細路仔將首歌拎來玩,重有唔少玩法。最常見嘅玩法係,兩個細路雙手拖手舉高,好似拱橋咁,而其他人排成一行,一路唱,一路穿過橋底,首歌唱到最尾,條橋放低,捉住個細路仔。

典故

羅馬帝國時期開始,一直有人想響倫敦泰晤士河(River Thames)起倫敦橋(London Bridge)。條橋因為唔同原因,起過冧過好多次。首歌就係講唔同時期,用過好多唔同材料嚟起,最尾都係唔掂 [1]

歌詞

因為首歌咁流行,版本極之多,下面係家下比較流行嘅版本:

:London Bridge is falling down, :Falling down, falling down, :London Bridge is falling 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 bricks and mortar, :Bricks and mortar, bricks and mortar, :Build it up with bricks and mortar, :My fair Lady.

:Bricks and mortar will not stay, :Will not stay, will not stay, :Bricks and mortar will not stay, :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.

:Build it up with silver and gold, :Silver and gold, silver and gold, :Build it up with silver and gold, :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 nigh, :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.

參考

  1. "London bridge is falling down".