“Up to the Rigs”


Singer goes to Cheapside in London, where he picks up a girl. He takes her to dinner; she invites him to bed. When she falls asleep, he steals a snuff box, gold watch, diamond ring, and money, then locks her in. He tells men to remember his example


Tables turned. - PJS


  • Harry Cox, "Up to the Rigs of London Town" (on HCox01)
  • Charlie Wills, "Up to the Rigs [of London Town]" (on FSB2, FSB2CD, Voice07)


  1. Kennedy 192, "Up to the Rigs" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #868
  3. BI, K192


Alternate titles: “The Rigs of London Town”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1907 (Sharp, Gardiner mss)
Found in: Britain(England(South)), Ireland