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"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.

Song Credits

Here Comes a Song

  • J. Fatt/A. Field/M. Cook
  • Anthony Field: tin whistle, vocals and tambourine
  • Greg Page: lead vocals
  • Jeff Fatt: piano and xylophone
  • Murray Cook: bass guitar and chief Kabasa player
  • Produced by: Anthony Field, Greg Page, Murray Cook and Jeff Fatt.
  • Engineered by: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt and Greg Page.
  • Mixed by: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Greg Page and Anthony Field.
  • Mastered by: Don Bartley at Studios 301, Sydney.
  • Additional musicians:
    Rosemary Richardson: backing vocals
  • Xylophone supplied by: the Lusthaus Family.
  • Published by EMI Music

Wiggle Time! (1993 video)

  • J. Fatt, A. Field, M. Cook
  • Published by EMI Music

Toot Toot!

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 marvelous 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.
Enrollment 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 marvelous 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

Lyric Variations

Taiwanese

章魚Henry,

住在藍藍大海裏

章魚Henry,

好朋友有我也有你

Henry有個大樂團,演奏在海底沙灘

章魚歌他最愛唱,你也和他一起唱

章魚Henry,

住在藍藍大海裏

章魚Henry,

好朋友有我也有你

Henry是個大天才,為了朋友忙作菜

蛋糕鬆餅還有派,海苔口味他最愛

章魚Henry,

住在藍藍大海裏

章魚Henry,

好朋友有我也有你

Henry每天笑呵呵,和你一起很快樂

穿好鞋和八腳褲,為你跳支章魚舞

章魚Henry,

住在藍藍大海裏

章魚Henry,

好朋友有我也有你

Listen

08 Henry the Octopus

Trivia

  • The character and song were named after Tony Henry, a drummer from The Cockroaches.
  • The song credits on the the Wiggle Time! 2000 album, Karaoke Songs 3, the Everybody Clap! Everybody Sing! documentary show Greg Page's name, although he didn't write this song. The same thing happened in the Shake, Wiggle and Roll book. Karaoke Songs 3 also show John Field's name.
  • 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.
  • This was sung in Fisher-Price - Little People Let's Go to the Zoo CD.
  • Jeff Fatt is uncredited for playing the piano and voicing Henry the Octopus in the 1998 version.

Performances/Appearances

Video Performances

Album Appearances

Episode Appearances

Gallery

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