"The Virginia Company" is the opening song and the first song of Disney's 1995 animated feature, Pocahontas. The song is sung again when John Smith and his crew sail on the Susan Consonant to explore the New World at Virginia before the opening credits song Steady as the Beating Drum.


In 1607
We sailed the open sea
For glory, God and gold
And the Virginia Company

For the New World is like heaven
And we'll all be rich and free
Or so we have been told
By the Virginia Company

So we have been told
By the Virginia Company

For glory, God and gold
And the Virginia Company

(instrumental break)

On the beaches of Virginny
There's diamonds like debris
There's silver rivers flowin'
Gold you pick right off a tree
With a nugget for my Winnie
And another one for me
And all the rest'll go
To the Virginia Company

It's glory, God and gold
And the Virginia Company!

We'll kill ourselves an Injun
Or maybe two or three
We're stalwart men and bold
Of the Virginia Company

It's glory, God and gold
And the Virginia Company!


  • When Governor Ratcliffe is boarding the ship during the song, the Rat from Lady and the Tramp can be seen boarding the ship as well.
  • The reprise was originally supposed to be sung after Thomas was rescued, taken below deck, and was the one to ask if the Indians would give them much trouble after a crew mate scared him with talk of what they did when they caught their victims.

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Films: PocahontasPocahontas II: Journey to a New WorldVideo

Video games: PocahontasDisney Emoji Blitz
Music: Original SoundtrackThe Legacy Collection
Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden BookMarvel Comics

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingIt's a Small WorldPocahontas Indian VillageSorcerers of the Magic KingdomStitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveFantasmic!Feel the MagicFestival of Family & FriendsHakuna Matata Time Dance PartyMickey and the Magical MapPocahontas and her Forest FriendsPocahontas le SpectacleRivers of Light: We Are OneThe Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical AdventureThe Golden MickeysThe Spirit of Pocahontas
Parade: Disney's Magical Moments ParadeJubilation!
Firework: Celebrate! Tokyo DisneylandTree of Life AwakensWorld of Color
Halloween: Are You Brave Enough?The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime

Original: PocahontasJohn SmithGovernor RatcliffeThomasMeekoFlitPercyWigginsGrandmother WillowChief PowhatanNakomaKocoumNamontackKekataBen and Lon

Sequel: John RolfeKing JamesQueen AnneMrs. JenkinsUttamatomakkinJesters
Deleted: Redfeather

Original: The Virginia CompanySteady as the Beating DrumJust Around the RiverbendListen With Your HeartMine, Mine, MineColors of the WindSavagesIf I Never Knew You

Sequel: Where Do I Go from Here?What a Day in LondonWait 'Till He Sees YouThings Are Not What They AppearBetween Two Worlds

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