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"Henry's Dance" is the second song about Henry the Octopus, and is about his favourite dance.

It debuted on the Yummy Yummy video in 1994 and later appeared on the Big Red Car album in 1995.

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Lyrics

English

Chorus
Henry (The octopus)
The octopus (The octopus)
A very special friend, to me
Henry (The octopus)
The octopus (The octopus)
I have a great dance for you to see

Well, tell us now, Henry
What we all should do
Tell us now, Henry
We want to dance like you

Clap your hands, above your head
And you sway, from side to side
Start to bob, up and down
Now let's spin, around and round

Chorus

Well, tell us now, Henry
What we all should do
Tell us now, Henry
We want to dance like you

Clap your hands, above your head
And you sway, from side to side
Start to bob, up and down
Now let's spin, around and round

Chorus

Thank you all for dancing with me
Thank you all for dancing with me
Thank you all for dancing with me

El Baile De Henry

(Ven a bailar conmigo, Henry the Octopus)

Henry (The octopus)
The octopus (The octopus)
Un amigo muy especial
Henry (The octopus)
The octopus (The octopus)
Tengo un gran baile para que lo veas

Ahora dinos Henry,  que es lo que hay que hacer
Dinos ya Henry, como tú queremos bailar
Aplauda las manos, arriba de tu cabeza
Y moverte de lado a otro
Rebotó arriba y abajo
Girar alrededor y alrededor

Henry (The octopus)
The octopus (The octopus)
Un amigo muy especial
Henry (The octopus)
The octopus (The octopus)
Tengo un gran baile para que lo veas

Ahora dinos Henry, que es lo que hay que hacer
Dinos ya Henry, como tú queremos bailar
Aplaudamos con las palmas, arriba de tu cabeza
Y moverte de lado a otro
Rebotó arriba y abajo
Girar alrededor y alrededor

Henry (The octopus)
The octopus (The octopus)
Un amigo muy especial
Henry (The octopus)
The octopus (The octopus)
Gracias a todos por bailar
Gracias a todos por bailar
Gracias a todos por bailar conmigo

The Taiwanese Wiggles

Song Credits

Written by Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, and Greg Page, published by Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd, previously published by EMI Music.

Trivia

  • The instrumental version of this song was used for many things such as the end credits for The Wiggles' 3rd video, Big Red Car. It was later used in the end credits for the re-recordings of Wiggle Time! and Yummy Yummy, and multiple times in The Wiggles' 2nd TV Series. There was also a new instrumental track used for other countries' recordings, and used in 2006 during the closing credits of Here Comes The Big Red Car.
  • In the 1st season of Ready, Steady, Wiggle!, there was an alternate version sung at Wigglehouse where Henry had to tell everyone his favourite foods instead of teaching everyone his special dance for the song.
  • In the original version, a voice on the left audio channel is heard saying "Hum!" at 0:40 while Henry says "Start to bob up and down" for the first time.
  • In the 1994 version of Yummy Yummy, all of the instruments are mixed in the centre, as this would have been before the final album mix was prepared by 1995.
  • In the 2017 version, the line "We Want to Dance Like You" was changed to "We Owe It All to You" but The Wiggles use both lines every now and then.
  • This song gives thanks to Terry Murray for the guitar work and Greg Truman for the backing vocals.
  • On Xuxa's album and video "Xuxa Só Para Baixinhos", the Brazilian version is called Teddy O Polvo, and plays in A rather than D as in The Wiggles' English version.
  • A partial version is sung in Surfer Jeff.
  • On Eat, Sleep, Wiggle, Repeat!, the song is titled as "Henry the Octopus". not to be confused with the 1992 song.
  • A muffled audio track from the Big Show concert is heard in a Disney Channel Australia commercial promoting both The Wiggles in Disneyland and the concert TV special of the same name that aired in September 2000.

Performances/Appearances

Video Performances

Album Appearances

Live Appearances

Episode Appearances

The Wiggles (Season 1)

The Wiggles (Season 2)

The Wiggles Show!

11-minute versions
22-minute versions

Ready, Steady, Wiggle! (Season 1)

Ready, Steady, Wiggle! (Season 2)

Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle!

The Wiggles' World!

The Wiggles Show! (Latin America)

TV Specials

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