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-R-Y
Henry (Henry)
Henry (Henry)
Henry the eighth I am, I am
Henry the eighth I am
Yeah!


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    General CommentThis is so fun live. At the Summer Oldies concert in PA awhile ago I heard this on the radio on the way and then it was performed there and it got the whole crowd going. :)
    thinkitbeiton August 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song really touches a special place in my heart, I am just overcome with emotion, these lyrics really speak to me.
    Jillian04on September 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a fun song. Fun to sing along to. Henry the VIII did have a lot of wives...
    angeleyes07on March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have always found this song deeply disturbing. The key word to unlock the meaning of this song is "widow". She's been married seven times, and widowed. Is that not suspicious?

    And she refuses to marry anyone but a Henry - why? She's clearly obsessive, but when that lines up with "widow"...

    My interpretation is that this woman is psychopathic and sociopathic. She sees Henry VIII as an oppressor of women (due to his 6 wives, 2 of whom were beheaded) and is taking her own revenge by killing 8 Henrys.

    And frighteningly, the narrator has no concept of the ghastly fate that awaits him. Brrrrr.
    whatssarcasmon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcould henry be herion? and eigth of herion, married (addiction) to the widow next door. her problems result in her being married to a drug. I don't enjoy relating songs to drugs, but it's one of those silly happy songs that sometimes carry a disturbing undertone.
    spisacolaon April 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's my opinion that almost ever punk song is based off of this song.
    greatflyingfetuson August 02, 2008   Link

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