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Horrible Histories - The Pioneers Of Transportation Song Chords

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The Pioneers Of Transportation Song Chords

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Horrible Histories
N.C              F
With imagination
N.C         G
N.C        Bb
N.C              C
And perspiration
We revolutionised transportation!
​C D Eb E F
F                            Bb                               C
Stephenson’s the name and my steam engine’s the best you will find
(It was the Rocket, it was called the Rocket)
   F                               Bb                              C
It pulled a train that carried passengers and was the first of its kind
(Caused a commotion, doing the locomotion)
   Was best by miles,
   and won top prize
F                 C
  at the Rainhill Trials.
    F                                Bb                         C
The Lords said it was dangerous then saw how many tickets could sell
(The toffs were off it, til they saw a profit)
    F                               Bb                C
And so he paved the way for me I’m Isambard Kingdom Brunel
(An engineer, and famous pioneer)
  Railways off pat
  a massive hat
  and to top that
F G Ab
  A     Bb
I was a tunnel building, bridge creating, hard grafting, ship crafting,
F                                     G       Ab
Polymath in search of a way. (well-a, well-a, well-)
Ab  A       Bb
To  take my train through my tunnel, cross my bridge to my ship
And sail me fastest to the USA.
Bb N.C      Bb   F
   My steam ship,
N.C         C
it made the trip
F                  C
  in just fourteen days!
F                          Bb                        C
There across the ocean was clever old me I’m quite a star
(He’s Henry Ford, yes that’s what he’s called)
   F                                   Bb                   C
My assembly lines the first to make it cheap to buy a motor car
(From Henry Ford, cars you can afford)
  I think you’ll find
  made just one kind,
  but never mind
F G Ab
  A       Bb
I was the fastest rating, car creating, introducing, mass producing
F                              G       Ab
Original Model T guy. (well-a, well-a, well-a)
A           Bb
We took his engine, and bird wings, some bike skills
Worked until we found out how machines could fly
Bb N.C.       C
   Not just a hop -
C N.C.           F
  but non-stop -
F                       C
  gonna get high, high, high!
    F N.C.                                                       F
I’m Orville, was the brains, the brawn, my brother Wilbur Wright
Bb                                                       Bb G7
We refined the plane and made the first sustained flight
N.C              G7 C7
Our engine small,
N.C.         C7
but powerful,
F                      D
  propelled to a great height!
​G    C    D    C
​G    C    D    C    G
A N.C.              A D7
  They were supreme,
D7 N.C.               D7
   our mean machines;
  the stuff of dreams!
G A Bb
Bb B        C
We were creative, inventive, progress our incentive
G                                         A       Bb
Always searching for a solution. (well-a, well-a, well)
Bb B         C
We took some steel and a wheel, made a plane, car and train
And created a revolution.
C N.C.            C
  Hard to believe
D N.C.             D
  what we achieved
C N.C.         C
  Looking back,
D N.C.                  D
  we helped change tack.
C N.C.                 C
  Transport was duller,
D N.C.            D
  we added colour
G N.C.                             Ab7 G7
  Well, as long as it’s black.
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