River Cam Was Very Dirty Tummy Hurty Unison

Jul 02, 2016, 12:41 PM

Performed by St Matthew's 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.