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This article is about a song. For the mascot, see here.

"Henry the Octopus" is the first song about Henry, which appeared in the 1992 album Here Comes a Song and Wiggle Time! video. A rewritten and re-recorded version appeared in the remade version of Wiggle Time!, and the Toot Toot! album.

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1992 Version

Song Lyrics

Here Comes a Song

Chorus
Henry the Octopus
Lives in our backyard swimming pool
Henry the Octopus
With his underwater school

He came to our house on holidays
Moved eight times and decided to stay
He put on his hat and his eight-legged pants
And showed us all the tentacle dance

Chorus

Henry loved to cook for his friends
His marvellous talent, well it had no end
He would bake, roast and fry
His favorite dish - The Octo Pie

Chorus

Henry has a message for you
Listen in and don't feel blue
"You're all welcome here, grown up or kids
Enrolment fee is just ten squids"

Chorus

Toot Toot!

Chorus

Henry the Octopus
Lives down in the deep blue sea
Henry the Octopus
He's a friend to you and me

Henry has a great big band
Playing on the ocean sand
He'll sing you all an octopus song
He'd like you to sing along

Chorus

Henry loved to cook for his friends
His marvellous talent, well it had no end
He would bake, roast and fry
His favorite dish is seaweed pie

Chorus

Henry has a happy smile
He'd like you all to stay for a while
He'll put on his shoes and his eight-legged pants
And show you all the tentacle dance

Chorus

Song Credits

Written by Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field and Murray Cook, initially published by EMI Music.

Beginning with the Wiggle Time! album in 2000, Greg Page has received a writing credit. Karaoke Songs 3 also shows John Field's name. Since the Let's Wiggle album in 1999, publishing rights have been controlled by Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd, although EMI was still sometimes credited afterward.

Trivia

  • The character and song were named after Tony Henry, a drummer from The Cockroaches.
  • Anthony Field does the voice of Henry in the 1992 version while in the 1998 version, Jeff does Henry's voice.
  • The 1992 version is slower whereas the 1998 version is faster.
  • The beginning of the 1998 version of the song is played on the game Missing Hats Game.
  • Jeff Fatt is uncredited for playing the keyboards. Although he's playing the accordion in the music video and voicing Henry the Octopus in the 1998 version.
  • The 1993 version without the song title card can be found on ABC For Kids: Featuring Banana Holiday and Lots of Other Great Songs.
  • This song has never been performed at a concert.

Performances/Appearances

Video Performances

Album Appearances

Episode Appearances

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