Horrible Histories - Victorian Inventions LyricsTwas the age of queen VictoriaA period notoriousSo many brand new goods we did create.Our list is long and glorious,Though I don't intend to boriousWas a time of great inventionWas it really? What did we invent then?Well I'm just about to mention,Drum roll please lets raise the tensionWe invented this. Music hall.Is that all?Well...A chap called Henry Bessemer invented molten steelWhich led to other chaps creating the automobileWhich let to petrol, tires and bikes so all that was requiredWas roads so concrete came and tarmac thought up toYour hired!Ooooh. Concrete, tarmac, steel.The automobileSeal of rubber wheelSuch inventive zealStill there's plenty to reveal.Victorian brains worked over time to come up with ideas.We invented lights bulbs.Nice one!Cheers!Type writers and radios, now news was fast conveyed. Hello?A telephone was no good till a second phone was made. Hello!Our inventors did not snooze,Always had another rouse.The latest flushing looFilms that did amuse.Flashbulb cameras to use.What a picture! What a picture!Vacuum cleaners, toilet paper, postboxes and stampsToilets, aspirin, anesthetics, locks, electric lamps.Sewing machines, X-rays, comics, ice cream in a pot.Easter eggs and rockets, we invented the whole lot.Ooo... !Hang on there's moreTrains and lines and bridges and the underground as well.Paddle steamers prams and disinfectant for their smellSterile doctors instruments, one last unmentioned brand.Victorians invented the worlds first conveyor band.Cuddly toy?Invented 1902. The year after Victoria died.Oooohhh, barometers were newIron ships a cooWhat genius!Thank you.Seems we're almost throughJust one little oversight...[BOOM]We... invented... dynamite.