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Lyr Req: wives of henry the 8th

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I'M HENERY THE EIGHTH, I AM


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Lyr Req: Henry the 8th by Herman's Hermits (18)


GUEST,shawna 20 Jun 07 - 06:52 AM
GUEST,Young Buchan 20 Jun 07 - 07:18 AM
Mr Happy 20 Jun 07 - 08:28 AM
GUEST,Bob Coltman 21 Jun 07 - 07:42 AM
GUEST,Bob Coltman 21 Jun 07 - 07:45 AM
GUEST,Bob Coltman 21 Jun 07 - 08:07 AM
GUEST,Bob Coltman 21 Jun 07 - 08:12 AM
Mr Happy 21 Jun 07 - 10:48 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: wives of henry the 8th
From: GUEST,shawna
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 06:52 AM

Hello,

Does anyone have the lyrics for a song about the 6 wives of henry the 8th? It is sung to the tune of "The 12 Days of Christmas"

Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wives of henry the 8th
From: GUEST,Young Buchan
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 07:18 AM

Rather than reproduce it here again can I recommend you go to the thread Lyr/Origins: The Keeper which is (possibly) about Henry and his six wives.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wives of henry the 8th
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 08:28 AM

Try here:

@displaysong.cfm?SongID=6522


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wives of henry the 8th
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 07:42 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it does not sound as if Shawna is asking for "The Keeper," but a different song that's a parody of the 12 Days of Christmas.

Anyone ever heard it?

Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wives of henry the 8th
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 07:45 AM

Wikipedia has the following entry:

"A mnemonic for the fates of Henry's wives is "divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived". An alternative version is "King Henry the Eighth, to six wives he was wedded: One died, one survived, two divorced, two beheaded". (Or, more succinctly, "Two beheaded, one died, two divorced, one survived.")"

I doubt this is what Shawna was after, though..


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Subject: Lyr Add: ODE TO HENRY VIII and HENRY
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 08:07 AM

There is, of course, the old music hall fave "I'm Henery the Eighth, I Am" (re-popularized in a truncated version in the 60s by Herman's Hermits), but this doesn't fit the description either.

I should emphasize that I don't think I've found what Shawna's looking for. Nevertheless, a short search has turned up the following, which are interesting in this connection:

From http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/traditional1154.shtml

"Ode To Henry VIII" Parody by Lucy Branston's Great-Granddaughter
I've always had a soft spot for Tudor history, so this is dedicated to that most famous of kings from that era.

Henry the eighth was a ruthless guy
He dispatched with axe two of his six wives
Henceforth no one could cook tea at night
Henry's temper made him so short-sighted

Queen Jane - maybe favourite wife
Birthing Henry's boy ended her short life
No sane girl would date this king
For old Henry six was final score


The following filksong is from:

http://www.florilegium.org/files/PERFORMANCE-ARTS/songs-msg.html

HENRY (to the tune of "The First Noel")
By Mark S. Harris AKA: Lord Stefan li Rous
mark.s.harris@motorola.com stefan@florilegium.org

The first good wife that King Henry won
Was his brother's queen, Cath'rine of Aragon,
'Til thoughts of incest caused him strife
And he dumped her to marry a second wife...

CHORUS
Six wives he had, six wives had he-e,
With never a thought for al-i-mon-y!

The second wife that King Henry did win
Was a well-endowed lady named Anne Boleyn,
He loved her true, she had his good word,
'Til he cut her off to marry a third...

The third good wife of King Henry was fair,
Gentle Jane Seymour who gave him an heir.
She expired soon after, King Henry was sore,
So to sooth his sad soreness he sought number four...

Lady Anne of Cleves to Henry's court went,
Though their bond was dis-sol-ved by common consent.
Lady Anne was no-o dummy, she came out alive,
Though the same can't be said for good wife number five...

Lady Cath'rine Howard was a "generous" queen,
She had "very close" friendships, if you know what I mean,
But those kinds of friendships and Henry don't mix,
So it's, "Good-bye, Sweet Cath'rine" - hello number six...

Lady Cath'rine Parr was not par for the course.
She avoided annulment, beheading, divorce...
Not because she was smart or especially fine,
It was just that King Henry dropped dead just in time...

CHORUS
Six wives he had, six wives had he-e,
With never a thought for al-i-mon-y!

Six wives he had, six wives had he-e,
A Renaissance gentleman - real royalty!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TUDORS
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 08:12 AM

Still no luck in finding the "12 Days of Christmas" Henry VIII six wives parody.

The only other thing I've been able to find is the following two versions of "The Truth About the Tudors"
from http://216.239.51.104/search?q=cache:KaeypAoLbHgJ:www.acblack.com/songsheets/pdfs/tudors/TudorsTT.pdf+lyrics+%22six+wives%22+Henry+the+Eighth&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=8&gl=us

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TUDORS

Verses co-written by 5AD, Rhodes Avenue Primary School

Cho:   On the twenty second of August, fourteen eighty five,
Out went the House of York; the Tudors had arrived.
They fought the Battle of Bosworth with courage and with pride,
Out went the House of York; the Tudors had arrived.

Henry the Seventh was first in the Tudor line,
He took the crown from Richard the Third with a swish of his sword so fine.
The monarchy was strapped for cash when Henry reached the throne,
With good financial strategy, he brought the bacon home.
When he wrote his will he made it very clear,
That monks should sing his praises year after year, after year, after year.

Henry the Eighth was six feet tall, and almost just as wide,
He fathered lots of children, but only three survived.
Hunting, sport and music were pastimes he enjoyed,
But if you disagreed with him, he really got annoyed!
He had six wives –
Catherine of Aragon – divorced
Anne Boleyn – beheaded
Jane Seymour – died
Ann of Cleves – divorced
Katherine Howard – beheaded
Catherine Parr – survived!

Before Anne Boleyn was beheaded one healthy child she bore,
Elizabeth the Virgin Queen was really good at war.
She beat the Spanish Armada with power on her mind,
And good old Walter Raleigh at the helm of the Golden Hind.
She ruled for over forty years, was never seen to blush,
She had a clever relative who invented the toilet flush!


THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TUDORS, alternative version

Verses co- written by Sapphire Class, Year 4, Muswell Hill Primary School

Cho: On the twenty second of August, fourteen eighty five,
Out went the House of York; the Tudors had arrived.
They fought the Battle of Bosworth with courage and with pride,
Out went the House of York; the Tudors had arrived.

Do you know about Henry the Eighth? Luckily we do,
We'd like to tell you about him and his six wives too.
When he found he couldn't divorce he thought the problem through
Then he got rid of the Catholic Church and took all its money too. Ooh Henry!
Catherine of Aragon, divorced; Anne Boleyn, beheaded; Jane Seymour, died;
Ann of Cleves, divorced; Katherine Howard, beheaded;Catherine Parr, survived.

Don't complain about your school, 'cos Tudor ones were worse
Kids were whipped with canes and sticks, the blisters must have hurt! Ouch!
After Tudor tutoring when lessons all were done
They found some time for fun and games in the sizzling Tudor sun
They played cards, cricket, hopscotch, chess,tennis, marbles,
Hoop and stick, cup and ball, football with a pig's bladder! Yuck!

They used to wear enormous ruffs, much wider than their heads
They must have been quite glad to take them off to go to bed
They smeared on their make-up to make themselves look young
Instead of brushes or powder-puffs, they used a cow's tongue! Urgh!
Elizabeth the First was never seen to blush,
She had a clever relative who invented the toilet flush!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wives of henry the 8th
From: Mr Happy
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 10:48 AM

.........as Shawna never came back, guess she found the words....?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wives of henry the 8th
From: MMario
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 10:49 AM

*grin* some people don't live on the internet the way others of us do. On some boards I frequent once a week checking is the norm.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wives of henry the 8th
From: GUEST,emine
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 03:21 PM

hi im going to hatfield house on the 27th of june and i hope i have a good time i hate king henry the 8th kill him i loved jane seymour she was beautiful


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wives of henry the 8th
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 06:40 PM

'The Keeper' has nothing whatever to do with Henry VIII. What odd ideas some people have. The old thread referred to above contains real information to begin with, but degenerates into bizarre speculation after a while. It has nothing at all to do with the song 'shawna' asked for, anyway.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wives of henry the 8th
From: alanabit
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 11:16 PM

I wonder which history teacher taught the kids that Sir Walter Raleigh was on The Golden Hind, as is stated in one of the songs above!


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