London Bridge Confusion
A few days ago, Zak went on a big boat on the Thames, with his mum, and Bliss, and some other friends. This evening I was putting him to bed - an excercise which involves singing a couple of songs after the lights go out. He requested London Bridge is Falling Down. This I dutifully sang, not realising the folly of my actions. I was interrupted by a very concerned little boy as I sang.
"Went on big boat. Saw London Bridge. Not falling down."
"Ah", I thought.
"Everything fine. Not falling down. Went on big boat. Not falling in water"
"Yes that's right" I replied, but Zak was now on a roll.
"Saw big ship (this refers to HMS Belfast). People on. On water. Saw London Bridge. Not falling down."
"Not falling down. All fine."
This continued for some considerable time. Infact I would go so far as to say that it seemed interminable. Zak was very concerned about my duff information regarding the structural integrity of London Bridge. I will not be singing that song again for the forseeable future. Zak has spotted that it is factually inaccurate. I fear he will point this out at length if I ever sing it again.