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The Truth About The Tudors (Lyrics)

Chorus:
On the twenty-second of August fourteen eighty five,
Out went the House of York; the Tudors had arrived!
They fought the Battle of Bosworth with courage and with pride,
Out went the House of York; the Tudors had arrived!

V1:
Henry the Seventh was first in the Tudor line,
He took the crown for Richard the Third with a swish of his sword so fine!
The monarchy was strapped for cash when Henry reached the throne,
With good financial strategy he brought the bacon home!
Chorus:

V2:
Do you know about Henry the Eighth? Luckily, we do!
We’d like to tell you about him and his six wives too!
When he found he couldn’t divorce he thought the problem through,
Then he got rid of the Catholic Church and took all its money too!
OOH, HENRY!
CHANT:
Catherine of Aragon, divorced; Anne Boleyn, beheaded; Jane Seymour, died; Anne of Cleves, divorced; Katherine of Aragon, beheaded; Catherine Parr, SURVIVED!
Chorus:

V3:
Don’t complain about your school ‘cos Tudor ones were worse,
Kids were whipped with birch twigs; the blisters must have hurt (OUCH)!
They found some time for fun and games in the sizzling Tudor sun.

CHANT:
They played cards, cricket, hopscotch, chess, tennis, marbles,
Hoop and stick, cup and ball, football with a PIG’S BLADDER (YUCK!)
Chorus: (x2)
The Tudors had arrived (x2)

Evacuate! Evacuate! (Lyrics)

A
Friday night, city in a blackout.
Windows are dark and the lights are low.
Sirens wail, we go running for the shelter,
Huddling scared ‘til the all-clear goes!

B
The Germans sent their aeroplanes to bomb the house next door,
It isn’t safe for children in the cities anymore! (So get a shuffle on!)

Chorus:
Evacuate! Evacuate!
The train is in the station – we can’t be late!
So grab your gas masks, don’t hesitate:
It’s time to evacuate!

A
Saturday, standing on the platform.
Me and my friends leave the blitz behind.
On the train, chattin’ on the choo-choo,
Where shall we live? What will we find?
I didn’t want to leave my home, I guess I had to go!
But how I’ll miss my mother and the way of life I know!
Baba ba dooby doo x6
Baba ba dooby doo wah!
(So hear the whistle blow)!

Chorus:
Evacuate! Evacuate!
The train is in the station – we can’t be late!
So grab your gas masks, don’t hesitate:
It’s time to evacuate!
Weeks go by, now I have a new life.
Strangers I’ve me: host family.
Cleaner air, but the cows are kinda smelly.
Wish that my Mum came to visit me!
How I’ve got those homesick blues, I really can’t wait
For the day the war will end. My home train will be great!
Baba ba dooby doo x6
Baba ba dooby doo wah!
(Just get me outta here)!

Chorus:
Evacuate! Evacuate!
The train is in the station – we can’t be late!
So grab your gasmasks, don’t hesitate:
It’s time to evacuate!

Ode to Ancient Greeks! (Lyrics)

verse 1 (Part 1)
Way back in the time of the ancients, when cities were powerful states,
The might of their hands spreading over the lands: they were great,
The people built temples and statues, (Part 2) Aah!
They traded and fought messy wars, Go Sparta!
So this is their story of empire, glory, and more.
Tell me, tell me, tell me!
chorus (All) Gods and mythology, poetry, theatre, philosophy.
(Part 1) War!
(Part 2) War!
Peace! Yeah!
Democracy.
(All) We’re talking Ancient History. It’s all Greek to me!
verse 2
(All) The Greeks, like the agora, bustling with traders and craftsmen and slaves.
Their lives, so uncertain, how early these Greeks went to graves.
Your butt could be kicked into Hades, (Part 2) Ow!
The boatmen would take you in style, Go Caron!
So visit a shrine and then Zeus may be kind for a while.
Help me, help me, help me!
chorus (All) Gods and mythology… (etc)
instrumental (Ladies and Gentlemen it’s time to get down with the house band, Zeus and the Gods!)
bridge Socrates, Perokles, Plato and Hyppocrates. (x6)
It’s all Greek to me! (x4)
verse 3 The Greeks liked to go to the theatre, athletics was popular too.
They raced in the nude. With no clothes on? How rude! Yes it’s true.
They gave us a load of good thinkers in politics, science and law.
(Part 2) Go Plato!
And still they found time to drink wine and get down on the dance floor.
Help me, help me, help me!
chorus (All) Gods and mythology… (etc) (x2)
coda (Part 1) Tell me tell me Socrates. (Part 2) It’s all Greek to me!
Tell me tell me Perokles. It’s all Greek to me!
Tell me tell me Sophocles. It’s all Greek to me!
It’s all Greek to me!

Just Like a Roman! (Lyrics)

In circa forty three A.D.,
The Romans came from overseas,
And thanks to archaeology,
We know a lot about them.
Gonna tell you how to
(Part 1) Eat like a Roman, (Part 2, echo) Eat like a Roman,
(Part 1) Drink like a Roman, (Part 2, echo) Drink like a Roman,
(Part 1) Dress like a Roman, (Part 2, echo) Dress like a Roman,
(Part 1) Think like a Roman, (Part 2, echo) Think like a Roman,
(Part 1) Pray like a Roman, (Part 2, echo) Pray like a Roman,
(Part 1) Build like a Roman, (Part 2, echo) Build like a Roman,
Part 1) Slay like a Roman, (Part 2, echo) Slay like a Roman,
Party like a Roman.
They were very fond of feasts, And always wanted more to chew up.
With wine and veg’tables and beasts, They stuff’d and stuff’d and then they threw up.
Rich Romans lik’d to dress with flair, In togas, cloaks and jewell’ry,
They would sometimes bleach their hair, With ash and vinegar and wee!

Chorus
They worshipp’d many diff’rent deities, For ev’ry aspect of their life,
Mighty Jupiter was king of these, And Juno was his wife.
The Roman’s building work was great, Their sewage system takes some beating.
The roads they laid were super straight, And they invented central heating.

Chorus
They excell’d themselves at war, And conquer’d many other nations,
Three hundred thousand troops or more,Took very good organisation.
The Romans lik’d to have a laugh, Gladiator fights and chariot races,
A visit to the public baths, Would put a smile upon their faces.
Gonna tell you how to
(Part 1) Eat like a Roman, (Part 2, echo) Eat like a Roman,
(Part 1) Drink like a Roman, (Part 2, echo) Drink like a Roman,
(Part 1) Dress like a Roman, (Part 2, echo) Dress like a Roman,
(Part 1) Think like a Roman, (Part 2, echo) Think like a Roman,
(Part 1) Pray like a Roman, (Part 2, echo) Pray like a Roman,
(Part 1) Build like a Roman, (Part 2, echo) Build like a Roman,
Part 1) Slay like a Roman, (Part 2, echo) Slay like a Roman,
Party like a Roman, Party like a Roman, Party like a Roman.
Just like a Roman.

Viking Rock! (Lyrics)

We’re the Vikings on a raid, yeah!
Christian monks better be afraid, yeah!
(Part one) Longships sail from the Northern shores
(Part two) Better run!
(Part one) And we land in Britain with a great big roar!
(Part two) Better hide!
(Part one) We’ll take your gold and we’ll take your chains
And we’ll make you thralls to the mighty Danes!

(Part one) Viking Rock!
(Part two) Viking Roll!
(All) Raiders from the North in the days of old.
(Part one) Viking Rock!
(Part two) Viking Roll!
(All) With the power of Odin and the (clap, clap) love of gold.

(Part one) We sailed home with treasure hoards, yeah!
(Part two) Viking Rock! Take me to Valhalla.
(Part one) Combed our beards, polished up our swords, yeah!
(Part two) Viking Rock! Take me to Valhalla.
(Part one) Roasting meat on a spit tastes great,
(Part two) Fireside.
(Part one) So we stuffed our faces drinking mead ’til late
(Part two) Warm inside.
(Part one) I showed off all my jewellery
And the skalds told tales while they laughed at me.

(Part one) Viking Rock!
(Part two) Viking Roll!
(All) Raiders from the North in the days of old.
(Part one) Viking Rock!
(Part two) Viking Roll!
(All) With the power of Odin and the (clap, clap) love of –
(Part two) gold.
(Part one) Viking Rock!
(Part two) Northumbria!
(Part one) Viking Rock!
(Part two) East Anglia!
(Part one) Viking Rock!
(Part two) Mercia!
(All) Watch out Wessex we’re coming to get ya!

(Part one) Home is crowded, land is poor, yeah!
(Part two) Viking Rock! Take me to Valhalla.
(Part one) Britain’s warm, I’ll stay some more, yeah!
(Part two) Viking Rock! Take me to Valhalla.
(Part one) Build my longhouse and farm these lands.
(Part two) Settle down.
(Part one) Gonna drive Thor’s hammer through the Saxon bands.
(Part two) Heading South.
(Part one) King Alfred pray to your God and wait,
’Cause Guthrum’s coming with all his mates …

(Part one) Viking Rock!
(Part two) Viking Roll!
(All) Raiders from the North in the days of old.
(Part one) Viking Rock!
(Part two) Viking Roll!
(All) With the power of Odin and the (clap, clap) love of gold.

Amazing Egyptians (Lyrics)

Verse 1
Amazing Egyptians,
Exciting Egyptians,
Amazing Egyptians,
Exciting Egyptians.

Verse 2
Ancient inscriptions,
Dramatic depictions,
From ages before us,
Now here comes the chorus.

Chorus
To be amid the pyramids,
To ride in style down the Nile,
Having a rare old time with a Pharaoh,
Worshipping cats, cows, jackals and crocodiles.
Here’s looking at ya, Cleopatra,
Tutankhamun, come and take me back in time.

Verse 3
Known as a nation
For mummification.
They wrote on papyrus
And how they inspire us!

Chorus
To be amid the pyramids…

Verse 4
Who was the nicest,
Osiris or Isis?
Anubis or Horus?
Now back to the chorus.

Chorus
To be amid the pyramids…
Here’s looking at ya, Cleopatra,
Tutankhamun, come and take me back in time
Here’s looking at ya, Cleopatra,
Tutankhamun, come and take me back in time

Dry Bones! (Lyrics)
Ezekiel cried, ‘Dem Dry bones!’ x3
Now hear the word of the lord!
(Repeat)
The foot bone connected to the leg bone,
The leg bone connected to the knee bone,
The knee bone connected to the hip bone,
The hip bone connected to the back bone,
The back bone connected to the shoulder bone,
The shoulder bone connected to the jaw bone,
The jaw bone connected to the head bone,
Now hear the word of the lord!
Body Popping Skeleton (Lyrics)

Our skeleton’s made of lots of bones,
Which get bigger in size ‘til we’re fully grown.
They protect our organs, whatever our age,
Like the brain inside the skull,
Lungs and hear inside the ribcage!

Our skeleton’s made of lots of bones,
Which get bigger in size ‘til we’re fully grown.
They’re the frame for our body inside our skin
With the bones attached to muscles
To keep our body movin’!

Move that skeleton don’t you stop! (echo response)
Work those muscles – body pop! (echo response) x2
Skull! Shoulders! Elbows! Hips! (x4)
Move that skeleton don’t you stop! (echo response)
Work those muscles – body pop! (echo response) x2
Skull! Shoulders! Elbows! Hips! SKULL!

Muscles & Bones (Lyrics)
Chorus

When you nod your head,

Manoeuvre the cranium,

Or stamp your feet,

Twenty-six bones each,

When you clap your hands,

A clash of the phalanges,

There’s a lot going on underneath.

O, the skin is a fabulous thing to be in,

But it can’t get round on its own.

Every action needs a muscle contraction

And a lot of support from your bones.

Verse 1

Now the average newborn baby has over 300 bones,

And then some will fuse together on the way to being totally grown.

So the average adult human has only 206,

But there are still enough of them to hold you up

And do some pretty impressive tricks.

The longest is the femur, in the thigh is where you’ll find it;

The strongest is the tibia, and the fibula is behind it.

Oh, it’s great to know you’re a vertebrate, it’s divine to have a spine,

So let’s celebrate the fact that our backbone’s stacked

And give it ten out of nine for design.

Chorus

Verse 2

You’ve got more than six hundred muscles

And they always work in pairs.

There are even very small ones

At the root of every one of your hairs.

When you’re sitting down watching telly,

When you’re sitting on top of the bus,

The very bottom line

Is that you’re spending time

Upon your gluteous maximus.

Your mum might wag her finger

If you accidentally vex her,

In other words,

She’s exercising a warning digital flexor.

We depend on muscles and tendons too,

And it makes you stop and think….

It takes seventeen to smile,

Forty three to frown,

And slightly over one hundred to wink.

Chorus

Victoriana! (Lyrics)

ALL: Intro
The great nineteenth century changed us immensely,
With railways and industry, steel and steam.
Machines and invention,(perhaps I should mention)
The great British Empire and one noble Queen!
But what was the life for the ordin’ry masses?
The cities and towns filled with poor working classes…HIT IT!

Verse 1:
City streets were mean, I’d better warn ya! (Victorians!)
Filthy, smelly, dangerous (Victorians!)
Who’s that lurking just round the corner? (Victorians!)
Thieves, villains, murderers.. (Victorians!)
Don’t tell the crossing sweeper, he just likes to see ‘em hang,
So they put up funky streetlights, drains and sewers for the grime.
More bobbies on the beat, like superheroes fighting crime!
Street signs, post box, trains and trams all came around in time!

Chorus:
So long, long, long live the Queen!
(An age of empire, an age of dreams!)
Long, long, long live the Queen!
(An age of steel and an age of steam)!
Long, long, long live the Queen!
(Age of invention and machines!)
LONG LIVE THE QUEEN!

VERSE 2:
Working life in those days wasn’t funny! (Victorians!)
Mines, mills, factories (Victorians!)
Long hard days for very little money (Victorians!)
Nasty, squishy accidents! (Victorians!)
Women, men and children, they just worked them to the bone,
So let’s join the charter movement ‘cos it’s time for us to fight!
We’ll stand up with the unions when it’s time to go on strik,.
Change the law with fact’ry acts, support the workers’ rights!

CHORUS:
So long…….

BRIDGE:
Rags and bone! X12
Any knives to grind? X10
Sweep, sweep, chimney sweep! X4

VERSE 3:
Children from the rich homes, they had plenty! (Victorians!)
Toys, clothes, beds to sleep. (Victorians!)
Poor kids had to work all day for pennies (Victorians!)
Fact’ry floor, chimney sweep! (Victorians!)
Living in the slums it can be hard to stay alive.
So they passed a law in forty-four to send more kids to school,
The teacher had a long cane so you’d never act the fool,
Reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic and lots and lots of rules!

CHORUS:
So long, long etc

Christmas Hit (Lyrics)

I’m wishing it could be Christmas every day,
With children singing on a happy holiday.
I’m wishing it could be Christmas allt he time,
With the sound of laughter and the mistletoe and wine!

Chorus:
We’re gonna have a wonderful party
And nothing’s gonna stop us from dancing.
Get you merry Christmas started now!

We’re having ourselves a swingin’, Christmas time,
The band is ‘kickin’ and the music’s come alive!
We’re having ourselves a swingin’ Christmas Day,
Another year’s over and a new one’s on its way!

Chorus:

REPEAT VERSE 1:

Chorus x 2

We’re having ourselves a swingin’, Christmas time,
The band is ‘kickin’ and the music’s come alive!
We’re having ourselves a swingin’ Christmas Day,
Another year’s over and a new one’s on its way!
Another year’s over and a new one’s on its way!

Rock Around the Shops! (Lyrics)

C’mon everybody, there’s a whole lotta shoppin’ going on!
Gotta get movin’, there’s some pickin’ and some choosin’ to be done!
We’re going crazy! We can’t be lazy!
It’s only days we have left…the rush has begun!
C’mon everybody, there’s a whole lotta shoppin’ going on!
Gotta get movin’, there’s some pickin’ and some choosin’ to be done!
They’ve got the sizes at lovely prices,
I’m gonna buy these today or they will be gone!

Chorus:
Can’t afford to stop, go to pop into a shop
Before they close.
I’m rockin’ ’round the shops ‘til I drop
And it’s time to go home!

C’mon everybody, there’s a whole lotta shoppin’ going on!
(We’re shoppin’, high street hoppin’)!
Gotta get movin’, there’s some pickin’ and some choosin’ to be done!
(We’re shoppin’, high street hoppin’)!
1st: I’ve got a bargain for Uncle Marvin,
We’ll have a laugh when we see him trying it on!
C’mon everybody etc
2nd: I bought some chocolates with lovely soft bits,
There was a box full but now the top layer’s gone!

CHORUS:

C’mon everybody etc
I’ve found a record for Auntie Ethel,
She’s rather deaf but she’ll still be jivin’ along!

INSTRUMENTAL
REPEAT VERSE 1 (last line twice)

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