I'm Henry The VIII, I Am

Album: Herman's Hermits (1965)
Charted: 1
  • I'm Henry the eighth I am
    Henry the eighth I am, I am
    I got married to the widow next door
    She's been married seven times before

    And every one was an Henry (Henry)
    She wouldn't have a Willy or a Sam (no Sam)
    I'm her eighth old man, I'm Henry
    Henry the eighth I am

    Second verse same as the first

    I'm Henry the eighth I am
    Henry the eighth I am, I am
    I got married to the widow next door
    She's been married seven times before

    And every one was an Henry (Henry)
    She wouldn't have a Willy or a Sam (no Sam)
    I'm her eighth old man, I'm Henry
    Henry the eighth I am

    I'm Henry the eighth I am
    Henry the eighth I am, I am
    I got married to the widow next door
    She's been married seven times before
    And every one was an Henry (Henry)
    She wouldn't have a Willy or a Sam (no Sam)

    I'm her eighth old man, I'm Henry
    Henry the eighth I am
    H-E-N-are-why
    Henry (Henry) Henry (Henry)
    Henry the eighth I am, I am
    Henry the eighth I am yeahWriter/s: FRED MURRAY, R P WESTON
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 12

  • Todd from VirginiaHere's the music hall song Henerey the viii in it's original version:
    https://youtu.be/gkbE4URVcKY
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 31, 1965, Dick Clark conducted a telephone interview with Peter 'Herman' Noone of Herman's Hermits on his ABC-TV network Saturday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time Herman's Hermits had two records on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; "I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am" was in it's second of two weeks at #2 on the chart, the following week it would peak at #1 {for 1 week} and "Wonderful World" was at #48, a little under four weeks earlier it had peaked at #4 {for 1 week}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 14, 1965, Herman' Hermits performed "I'm Henry VIII, I Am" on the Dick Clark produced ABC-TV network weekday-afternoon program 'Where The Action Is'...
    At the time the song was at #3 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; the next two weeks it was at #2, and then the following week it peaked at #1 {for 1 week} and it spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    It was not released as a single in the group's native United Kingdom...
    Between 1964 and 1968 the British quintet had nineteen records on the Hot Top 100 chart; eleven made the Top 10 with two* reaching #1, besides "Henry VIII", their other #1 record was "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" for 3 weeks in 1965...
    Herman, born Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone, will celebrate his 70th birthday in four months on November 5th, 2017...
    They just missed having a third #1 record when "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat" peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} in early 1965, the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "Stop! In The Love of Love" by the Supremes.
  • Michael Blanchette from Kissimmee, FloridaThe only song by a great British pop band of the '60s that I JUST CAN'T STAND!!! (Sorry Peter...)
  • Fred from Laurel, MdBarry: In your list of HH Top 10s, did you forget "I'm into Something Good"?
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 6th 1540, King Henry VIII of England wed his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves; the marriage was annulled after six months when Henry claimed that the marriage was never consummated...
    Shortly after the annulment he wed Catherine Howard*...
    * She was beheaded in 1542 after being charged with adultery.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 3rd 1966, "This Door Swings Both Way" by Herman's Hermits entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #78; and on August 7th, 1966 it peaked at #12 (for 1 week) and spent 8 weeks on the Top 100 (on its 8th & final week on the chart it was at #46)...
    It reached #8 in New Zealand...
    It broke the string of nine straight Top 10 records by the group (see the 3rd post below)...
    The group's next release got them back on the Top 10 when "Dandy" peaked at #5.
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxGrant, the "Wille-Sam" connection in "Ghost" was something I hadn't noticed, so thanks for pointing it out.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyIn 1965 the word can't appeared in three of the Top 10 song titles of that year. According to Billboard's Year-End chart of the Top 100 Songs of 1965, No. 1 was "I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones, No. 2 was "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" by The Four Tops, and finally No. 8 was "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat" by Herman's Hermits!!! Copy & paste: http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1965.htm
  • Barry from Sauquoit, Ny"I'm Henry the VIII, I Am" was smack in the middle of nine consecutive Top 10 records for Herman's Hermits. They were: Can't You Hear My Heart Beat {#2), Silhouettes (#5), Mrs. Brown You Got A Lovely Daughter (#1), Wonderful World (#4), I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am (#1), Just A Little Bit Better (#7), A Must To Avoid (#8), Listen People (#3), and Leaning On The Lamp Post (#9)!!!
  • Jeff from Boston, MaMy favorite part of this song is the recurring spoken rejoinder, "No Sam!" It reminds me of Monty Python's "Spam" sketch :)
  • Grant from Toowoomba,This Hermans Hermits song was used in the movie "Ghost" by Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) to get Oda-May Brown to go and see Molly. (Two of the charactors in the Film are named- Willy & Sam)- I was also told that when they were recording it- Peter Noon forgot the second verse so the "Same as the First" was add-libed and everyone thought it was so funny :) they released it that way...... PS-The Widget above dosen't play Henry 8th but Dancin' & a Prancin.
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