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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 Wiggle Time! (1998 video), and the Toot Toot! album.

Song Credits

Here Comes a Song

  • Written by: M. Cook/A. Field/J. Fatt
  • Published by EMI Music
  • Anthony Field: Tin Whistle, Vocals, Tambourine
  • Greg Page: Lead Vocals
  • Jeff Fatt: Piano, Xylophone
  • Murray Cook: Bass Guitar
  • Produced by Anthony Field, Greg Page, Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt
  • Engineered by Jeff Fatt
  • Mixed by Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Greg Page and Anthony Field
  • Mastered by Don Bartley at Studio 301
  • Rosemary Richardson: Backing Vocals
  • Xylophone supplied by: the Lusthaus Family

Wiggle Time! (1993 video)

  • Written by Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Murray Cook
  • Published by EMI Music

Toot Toot!


Song Lyrics

1992 Version

All: Henry the Octopus

Lives in our backyard swimming pool

Henry the Octopus

With his underwater school  

Greg: 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  

Anthony: (as Henry) Would you care to tentacle dance?  

All: Henry the octopus

Lives in our backyard swimming pool

Henry the Octopus

With his underwater school  

Greg: 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  

All: Henry the octopus

Lives in our backyard swimming pool

Henry the octopus

With his underwater school  

Anthony: (as Henry) Now listen in, everybody.  

Greg: Henry has a message for you

Listen in and don't feel blue  

Anthony: (as Henry) You're all welcome here, grown-up or kids, enrollment fee is just ten squids.  

All: Henry the Octopus

Lives in our backyard swimming pool

Henry the Octopus

With his underwater school.

1998 Version

Jeff: (as Henry) Breebop! Hi, everybody! I'm Henry the Octopus.

Wiggles: Henry the Octopus

Greg: Lives down in the deep blue sea

Wiggles: Henry the Octopus

Greg: He's a friend to you and me  

Greg: 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  

Jeff: (as Henry) Sing along, everybody!  

Wiggles: Henry the Octopus

Greg:' Lives down in the deep blue sea

'Wiggles: Henry the Octopus

Greg: He's a friend to you and me  

Jeff: (as Henry) Oh! Hi, everybody!  

Greg: 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  

Wiggles: Henry the Octopus

Greg:' Lives down in the deep blue sea

Wiggles: Henry the octopus

Greg: He's a friend to you and me  

Jeff: (as Henry) Now listen in everybody. Oh!  

Greg: Henry has a happy smile

He'd like you all to stay for a while

He'll put on his shoes and his 8-legged pants

He'll show you all the tentacle dance  

Wiggles: Henry the Octopus

Greg: Lives down in the deep blue sea

Wiggles: Henry the octopus

Greg:' He's our friend to you and me  

Jeff: (as Henry) Bye-bye, everybody. See you later! Yup!

TV Series 1 Theme Version

Greg: Henry the Octopus lives down in the deep blue sea.

Henry the Octopus. He's a friend to you and me.

Henry: Hi everybody, or as we say in octopus language: Breebop.

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 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 in the 1998 version

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Video Performances

Album Appearance