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"Henry's Dance" is a Henry the Octopus song which is about Henry's favorite dance. It is the second Henry the Octopus song.

Song Credits

1994 Version

  • Music, Lyrics, Arrangement and Original Idea: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Publisher: EMI Music
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

2006 Instrumental

  • Music: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, Dominic Lindsay
  • Publisher: EMI Music/Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

Celebration! Version

  • Music and Lyrics: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Music Arrangement: Anthony Field
  • Lyrics Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Original Idea: Greg Page
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra Version

Musicians

1994 Version

  • Lead Vocals - Greg Page
  • Backing Vocals - Greg Truman
  • Henry's Voice - Jeff Fatt
  • Drums - Andrew Bignell
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Electric Guitar - Murray Cook, Terry Murray
  • Accordion - Jeff Fatt

Taiwanese Version

2006 Instrumental

  • Bass: Murray Cook
  • Electric Guitar: Murray Cook, Anthony Field
  • Accordion: Jeff Fatt
  • Drums: Tony Henry

Celebration! Version

  • Lead Vocals - Greg Page
  • Backing Vocals - Simon Pryce, Greg Truman, Emma Watkins
  • Henry's Voice - Anthony Field
  • Bass - Anthony Field
  • Electric Guitar - Murray Cook
  • Glockenspiel - Jeff Fatt
  • Drums - Andrew Bignell

Dorothy the Dinosaur's Beach Party Version

2013 Version

  • Lead Vocals - Simon Pryce
  • Backing Vocals - Lachlan Gillespie, Greg Truman, Emma Watkins
  • Henry's Voice - Anthony Field
  • Drums - Andrew Bignell
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Guitar - Murray Cook, Terry Murray
  • Accordion - Jeff Fatt

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra Version

  • Lead Vocals - Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Additional Vocals - Paul Paddick
  • First Violins - Peter Edwards, Sarah Curro, Jacqueline Edwards, Peter Fellin, Deborah Goodall, Lorraine Hook, Cameron Jamieson, Kirstin Kenny, Ji Won Kim, Eleanor Mancini, Anne Martonyi, Michelle Ruffolo and Kathryn Taylor
  • Second Violins - Matthew Tomkins, Monica Curro, Isin Cakmakcioglu, Francesca Hiew, Rachel Homburg, Christine Johnson, Isy Wasserman, Philippa West, Patrick Wong and Roger Young
  • Violas - Lauren Brigden, Katharine Brockman, Christopher Cartlidge, Ceridwen Davies, Gabrielle Halloran, Trevor Jones, Simon Oswell and Caleb Wright
  • Cellos - Nicholas Bochner, Miranda Brockman, Rohan de Korte, Keith Johnson, Sarah Morse, Angela Sargeant and Michelle Wood
  • Double Basses - Sylvia Hosking, Rohan Dasika, Benjamin Hanlon, Suzanne Lee and Stephen Newton
  • Horns - Geoff Lierse, Saul Lewis, Abbey Edlin, Trinette McClimont and Rachel Shaw
  • Trumpets - Shane Hooton, Callum G'Froerer and Julie Payne
  • Trombones - Brett Kelly, Kenneth McClimont, Kieran Conrau and Mike Szabo
  • Tuba - Timothy Buzbee
  • Timpani - Christine Turpin
  • Percussion - Robert Clarke, John Arcaro and Robert Cossom
  • Piano/Celeste - Louisa Breen and Amir Farid

Listen

02 Henry's Dance

Song Lyrics

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, (gee come on) above your head, (gee come on) and you sway, (gee come on) from side to side (gee come on)

Start to bob, (business) up and down, now let's spin, around and round.

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 (gee come on), above your head, (gee come on) and you sway,(gee come on) from side to side (gee come on)

Start to bob, (business) up and down, now let's spin, around and round.

Henry, (the octopus) The Octopus, (the octopus)

A very special friend, to me

Henry, (the octopus) The Octopus, (the octopus)

Thank you all for dancing, with me (x3) da-da da-da da

Gee come on!

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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 introduced in 2006 used for other countries' recordings.
  • In the Ready, Steady, Wiggle! (TV Series 1), there was an alternate version sung at Wigglehouse where Henry had to tell everyone his favorite foods instead of teaching everyone his special dance for the song.
  • In the original version, a voice is heard saying "Hum!" at 0:40 while Henry says "Stat to bob up and down" for the first time.
  • In the 1994 and the 1998 Disneyland live versions of the audio, all of the instruments are mixed in the center.

Appearances

Video Performances

Episode Appearances

Album Tracks

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