River Cam Was Very Dirty Round
River Cam Was Very Dirty Round performed by Abbey Meadows Primary School Year 5 Pupils - based on the story of Cambridge's stinky and disease-ridden River Cam in Queen Victoria's time when there was no modern sanitation - with lyrics by Dave Cohen, chief songerwriter of CBBC's Horrible Histories - written in collaboration with Helen Weinstein who commissioned the song at Historyworks for children, families, teachers schools to enjoy! Lyrics below:
LYRICS River Cam was Very dirty Died of chol-er-a, Tummy hurty, Hy-giene! Made it clean! Knew they ought to Clean the water.