We Are Victorians


This song is Victorian Music Hall meets Steam Fair, with its memorable chorus melody and its fairground organ-type introduction! It has a catchy swaying chorus and each verse delves into an important part of the Victorian era. The third verse changes the mood and focuses on child labour, being poor and the workhouse. However, the tempo increases and the happier mood picks up again for the final verse and chorus. This song is a great way to reinforce many aspects of your Victorian project and would make a super song for a class assembly.

Please note there isn’t a vocal track with this song pack. Instruments play the melody on the backing track.

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  1. audio file of backing track in mp3 format
  2. audio file of piano accompaniment in mp3 format
  3. song words in PDF format
  4. sheet music in PDF format
  5. PowerPoint of song words

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We Are Victorians

Queen at eighteen, she was so young,
Her uncle, William, he had no sons.
Married Albert from Germany,
Added nine children to their family tree.

We are Victorians, loved by historians,
Long gone and one is not amused!
Our Queen Victoria in her regalia
Ruled us for sixty-three glorious years!

Antiseptic and telephones,
The postage stamp and the gramophone,
Great steam ships and the railway train,
These were invented sometime in her reign.


Climbing up chimneys, hands are sore,
Off to the workhouse if we’re poor,
Sent down the mines, it is so cruel,
And not much time to go to school!

Charlotte Bronté and Dickens too,
Were famous writers that we all knew.
Edward Elgar and Music Hall,
Round the piano we sang one and all.

(Repeat last line)

© A M Dilkes 2018 primarysongs.co.uk