De André recorded this song in 1966, with Maureen Rix singing the female voice. Joan Baez too recorder a version, of this song, which is collected in Francis James Child’s English and Scottish Popular Ballads (1860).

As I walked over the London bridge / One misty morning early, / I overheard a fair pretty maid / Was lamenting for her Geordie. / Oh, my Geordie will be hanged in a golden chain, / ‘Tis not the chain of many / He was born of king’s royal breed / And lost to a virtuous lady. / Go bridle me my milk white steed, / Go bridle me my pony, / I will ride to London court / To plead for the life of Geordie. / Ah, my Geordie never stole nor cow nor calf, / He never hurted any, / Stole sixteen of the king’s royal deer, / And he sold them in Bohenny. / Two pretty babies have I born, / The third lies in my body, / I’d freely part with them every one / If you’d spare the life of Geordie. / The judge looked over his left shoulder, / He said fair maid I’m sorry / He said fair maid you must be gone / For I cannot pardon Geordie. / Oh, my Geordie will be hanged in a golden chain, / ‘Tis not the chain of many, / Stole sixteen of king’s royal deer / And he sold them in Bohenny.

A French version was recorded by Claude François in 1965.