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Song Parodies -> "Three Henrys"

Original Song Title:

"I'm Henry VIII, I Am"

Original Performer:

Herman's Hermits

Parody Song Title:

"Three Henrys"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

I'm Henry V, I am!
Henry V, I am, I am!
I was the son and heir of Henry IV!
I was the victor there at Agincourt!
And I was played by Olivier!
And also Kenneth Branagh, who's a ham!
(A ham!)
I'm the great king Shakespeare wrote about!
Henry V, I am!

Next in line, brought a decline!

I'm Henry VI, I am!
Henry VI, I am, I am!
I was the subject of three Shakespeare plays!
But I was a lousy King anyways!
And the House of York wanted head of me!
(Head of me!)
I couldn't make decisions worth a damn!
(O damn!)
And Edward IV was the death of me!
Henry VI, I am!

(instrumental break)

I'm Henry VIII, I am!
Henry VIII, I am, I am!
My dad, the VII, killed Richard III!
United the Roses, that was the word!
But I got six women to marry me!
(Marry me!)
Decided Church of Rome was such a sham!
(A sham!)
And I've got this gut ahead of me!
Henry VIII I am!

H! E! N-R-Y!
Henry IX, as yet a sham!
Henry IX, a sham!
Since Henry VIII died in 1547, there's never been a Henry IX in England, though the House of Stuart recognized a grandson of James II as Henry IX -- brother of "Bonnie Prince Charlie" the "Young Pretender." At the moment, it's Elizabeth II, then the would-be Charles III, then his son would be William V, and his brother is next and would be Henry IX. But the White Rose of York, the Red Rose of Lancaster, even the Red Rose of Cincinnati wouldn't bet on that ever happening.

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 14

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john ulvang - August 12, 2005 - Report this comment
V V V's. Masterful!
alvin rhodes - August 12, 2005 - Report this comment
well, you've certianly increased the intelligence factor of the OS...nice job...5s
Steve K. - August 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Good job packing real information into a song that originally had 1 verse played over again.
AFW - August 12, 2005 - Report this comment
good history and trivia info, in a very well done parody
Shortboy - August 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Extremely funny! Laughed about this all day! Real nice job :)
Red Ant - August 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Funny parody Michael.
Johnny D - August 12, 2005 - Report this comment
But how about the Yellow Rose of Texas?
Stray Pooch - August 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Funny you should have this one out tonight. The "Papa was a Rolling Stone" parody gave mne an idea that this reinforces. But I can't seem to get it written. Oh, for a muse of fire . . . Anyway, good job. I love British history myself. I'm sad that those good old Henry VIII days Ar-a-gon. These parodies are just Boleyn me over. I would really like to Seymour of them. It Cleves my heart in two to miss out on them. But I do know How 'ard it is to make them up. That's just Parr for the course. I gotta go, I hear my wife calling . . . 555
John Barry - August 13, 2005 - Report this comment
This "Henry" is great.
Claude Prez - August 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow! This is one of those ideas I can't believe no one's thought of before. Outstanding; loved the Branagh line especially. And bonus points for inspiring Stray Pooch's punderful comments.
Michael Pacholek - August 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you, everyone, especially Pooch, for trying to Philip the comment box. Not one was Dud-ley. It doth Bothwell for the future.
Meriadoc - January 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Researching Henry songs today and ran across this. Excellent work Michael!

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