Henry’s Hoedown!

£2.75

Twirl your Tudor partner round and round for this rip-roaring hoedown all about Henry VIII’s six wives! This song is great for teaching primary children who his wives were and what happened to them (cue the executioner’s axe!). There are two verses and a chorus with a short bridge section before the last two choruses. Your children could either sing the verses or do some choral speaking in the style of a hoedown caller and then sing the chorus – the choice is yours! With its note range of D4 to B4 it is ideal for Lower Key Stage children to sing.

Please note there isn’t a vocal track with this song pack. Instruments play the melody on the backing track.

Included in your song pack:

  1. audio file of backing track with instruments playing the melody in mp3 format
  2. song words in PDF format
  3. sheet music in PDF format
  4. PowerPoint of song words

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Henry’s Hoedown!

V1
Now Henry was a Tudor king
Who gave six gals a wedding ring,
He hoped a son to him they’d bring,
He gave them jewels and everything!
But he got mad and plates did fling
When only one had male offspring,
Some were divorced but here’s the thing
For two of them the axe did swing! 

 

Chorus
Henry oh Henry!
The Tudor king who had six wives,
Henry oh Henry!
His temper meant that two of them
Lost their lives!

 

V2
Catherine was the first he wed,
Then Anne Boleyn who lost her head,
Jane Seymour died, he mourned it’s said,
And Anne of Cleves he was misled,
With Kathryn Howard he saw red,
So yet another to behead,
He got so large and overfed
He widowed Katherine Parr when dead! 

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 wives that Henry picked.

 

Chorus
Henry oh Henry!
The Tudor king who had six wives,
Henry oh Henry!
His temper meant that two of them
Lost their lives!  

 

Repeat Chorus

 

His temper meant that two of them
Lost their lives!

 

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