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Horrible Histories – It's Not True lyrics

Policeman:
Everything your teacher says
Is proved to be a fable
There never was an Arthur
Nor the knights, nor a round table
The lady of the lake
Was just a made up story too
I hate to disappoint you all
But it's not true!
It's not true!

Teacher, though you jibber
You're just a great big fibber
There was no Excalibur

Teacher
:
Galahad?

Policeman:
No such lad

Teacher:
Lancelot?

Policeman:
Lance-not

Teacher:
Guinevere?

Policeman:
Dear, oh dear!

Merlin:
Look at me, I'm real enough!

Policeman:
Not true, Merlin! Disappear!
There were no wizards, so it's clear
That it's not true!

Teacher:
While we're on the subject
I'm afraid I must confess
Though dick Turpin was a highwayman
He never owned Black Bess
And Tutankhamen's tomb
Was never hit by any curse
There never was a dragon slain by George
It gets worse!

Pirates never made their victims
Walk the plank on ships
Sir Walter Raleigh wasn't first
To bring back spuds or chips

Policeman:
Robin Hood and Marian
A made up story too
Outlaws out in Nottingham?
It's not true!
It's not true!

Teach, you're such a liar
Your pants are catching fire
There never was a Friar Tuck

Teacher:
Viking hat?

Policeman:
No horn on that

Teacher:
King Alfred's cake?

Policeman:
Big mistake

Teacher:
It never fried?

Policeman:
The old books lied
Frankly, I deplore ya
I hope these kids ignore ya
'Cause in fact, Queen Victoria
Never said 'We are not amused'

Victoria: (spoken)
Your children think I said what?

Teacher: (spoken)
They think you said "we are not amused", your Highness

Victoria: (spoken)
Really? That's quite funny, isn't it?

Policeman and Teacher:
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha,
Ha, ha ha!
It's not true, it's not true!
It's not true, it's not true!
It's not true, it's not true!
It's not true!



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/h/horrible_histories/its_not_true.html

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Corrected byforty-two

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    I want that policeman. Want. Want.
    But a lot of those stories are taught just as stories, not as facts. So it's not entirely fair to blame the teacher for 'disseminating falsehoods. ' besides which, the legends like arthur and robin hood and so forth are probably at least somewhat based on truth.
    Hey, why does this show teach greek legends like the trojan war as 'here's the story although it's probably not 100% accurat' but portray english legends as 'it's not true! '? Arthur was probably just as real as helen.
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