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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

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  

Henry: Would you care to tentacle dance?  

Henry the octopus

Lives in our backyard swimming pool

Henry the Octopus

With his underwater school  

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  

Henry the octopus

Lives in our backyard swimming pool

Henry the octopus

With his underwater school  

Henry: Now listen in, everybody.  

Henry has a message for you

Listen in and don't feel blue  

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

Henry the Octopus

Lives in our backyard swimming pool

Henry the Octopus

With his underwater school.

1998 Version

Henry: Breebop! Hi, everybody! I'm Henry the Octopus.

Greg & Backing Singer: 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  

Henry: Sing along, everybody!  

Henry the Octopus

Lives down in the deep blue sea

Henry the Octopus

He's a friend to you and me  

Henry: Oh! Hi, everybody!  

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  

Henry the Octopus

Lives down in the deep blue sea

Henry the octopus

He's a friend to you and me  

Henry: Now listen in everybody. Oh!  

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  

Henry the Octopus

Lives down in the deep blue sea

Henry the octopus

He's our friend to you and me  

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.

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