London bridge is falling down – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

“London bridge is falling down” is a traditional nursery rhyme whose earliest known records are from the 17th century. The song recounts the attempts to repair the famous London Bridge.

On this page you can find Guitar Chords and Tabs followed by an Easy Guitar Sheet Music and a Printable PDF for free download.

 

Guitar Chords and Tabs in C

“London bridge is falling down” is an extremely easy 2-chord song in a major key. We suggest the key of C major (and, alternatively, the key of A major as you can see next), as both C and G chords are essential for beginners.

Besides that, the melody range that results when singing in the key of C is a sixth from C5 to A5 (see on the Music Sheet following) and is well suited to most children’s voice pitch. Nevertheless, you could use a capo to transpose to C#, D, Eb, or E major by placing it respectively on fret I, II, III, or IV. 

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London bridge is falling down Guitar Chords and Tabs in C.

 

Guitar Chords and Tabs in A

As mentioned above, we also suggest the key of A major, as both chords A and E are essential for beginners and they sound brighter due to the open bass strings A and E that are in use. In this case you should lower a bit the pitch of your voice with the melody ranging a 6th from A4 to F#5 (see on the Music Sheet in A following).

Singing ‘London bridge is falling down’ in the key of A, is equally well suited to most children’s voice pitch. Nevertheless, you could always use a capo to transpose to Bb, B, C, or C# major by placing it respectively on fret I, II, III, or IV. 

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London bridge is falling down Guitar Chords and Tabs in A.

 

Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Chords in C

This is a simple transcription for guitar with a simple accompanying tenor line and recommended fingering. As much as the song is great for singing with kids, it is also an ideal piece for guitar beginners. It is a pleasant tune to practice the notes on the 1st position and up to the 5th fret with all 4 fingers of the left hand. The upper melody line is played on the first two strings (E and B). Notice the C note on the first bar that is played on G string.

The piece is also good for right hand mobility and control, as one can practice the apoyando technique with i-m. Apoyando is recommended for the melody so that it will stand out clearly. On the same time the thumb is engaged playing the lower line.

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London bridge is falling down Easy Guitar Sheet Music in C.

 

Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Chords in A

This is a simple transcription for guitar with a simple bass line and recommended fingering. As much as the song is great for singing with kids, it is also an ideal piece for guitar beginners. It is a pleasant tune to practice the notes on the 1st position and up to the 3rd fret with fingers 1, 2 and 3 of the left hand. The upper melody line is played on the three upper strings (E, B, G). Don’t forget the F sharp (1st string,  2nd fret) and the C sharp (2nd string,  2nd fret)!

The piece is also good for right hand mobility and control, as one can practice the apoyando technique with i-m. On the same time the thumb is engaged playing the open bass strings A and E. Apoyando is recommended for the melody so that it will stand out clearly.

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London bridge is falling down Easy Guitar Sheet Music in A.

Free Printable PDF with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music

If you like to  download a printable PDF file with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for this song, click on the button above or on the following link.

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