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It was a ature song of the music hall star Harry Champion. Joe Brown included the song on his first album A Picture of You in But init became the fastest-selling song in history to that point when it was revived by Herman's Hermits[1] becoming the group's second -one on the Billboard Hot chart, dethroning " I Can't Get No Satisfaction ".

Despite that success, the single was not released in the UK. The song is one of the shortest in length one singles in the US of all time. In the well-known chorus, Henery explains that his wife had been married seven times before, each time to another Henery:.

I got married to the widow next door, She's been married seven times before And every one was an 'Enery She wouldn't have a Willie nor a Sam I'm her eighth old man named 'Enery 'Enery the Eighth, I am! However, in the Hermits' version, Peter Noone ends each chorus with "I'm her eighth old man, I'm 'Enery" and never sings "named".

According to one source, Champion "used to fire off [the chorus] at tremendous speed with almost desperate gusto, his face bathed in sweat and his arms and legs flying in all directions. Joe Brown first released the song as a single in June of on the Picadilly label. George Harrison was a fan of Brown's and sang the song as part of the Beatles' early repertoire. The group never recorded their version.

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The rock and roll stylings of the song gave Herman's Hermits their second US one hit; it contains only the chorus and none of the three verses of the original. As a result, the tune is a mere one minute and fifty seconds long, one of the shortest-ever songs to top the Billboard singles chart.

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In their short and fast take of the song, the guitar and bass are considered proto-punk and were a direct influence on the Ramones[4] indeed the song "Judy Is A Punk" includes the line "Second verse, same as the first" as in the Hermits' tune. The speedy guitar work at the break by lead guitarist Derek Leckenby evokes Chuck Berry sonically e. Billboard praised the song's "strong dance beat and vocal performance. Inthis song was recorded and extensively performed live by the British star Joe Brownwho revived the song and made it largely known in the British pop world.

His version has two choruses either side of his guitar solo B-side, Piccadilly Records 7N To the present day, Brown often performs it in concert. The song is traditionally sung in a Cockney accent. Earlier sources usually spell the name "Henery" [13] [14] as do some old sources when referring to the historical King of England and Ireland [15]and the music requires the name "Henery" or "'Enery" to be pronounced as three syllables.

The sheet music for the Herman's Hermits revival, however, presented the name as "Henry", as do sources referring to this version.

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In the Herman's Hermits version, the band sings the lyrics three times. Between the first two choruses, Peter Noone calls out, "Second verse, same as the first! The background singers on the version recorded by Connie Francis use this call as well. Billboard Hot [9] 1 U. Billboard Hot [11] 46 U. Cash Box [12] The New York Times, November 28,p. SM " Henery — which hit the top of the record lists and, according to one American expert, was 'the fastest-selling song in history' — was in fact an old English music hall song enjoying a new lease on life.

Description of Champion's performance: p.

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Spelling of title: image on p. Perhaps the most correct spelling is "'Enery"; that is certainly how Harry pronounces it. Retrieved 25 April June 26, Retrieved The Video Beat. Retrieved 8 January Retrieved 5 September Archived from the original on May 10, Retrieved October 13, Philosophy of Music: An Introduction. McGill-Queen's Press.

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ISBN You probably won't be able to dislodge it from your mind for a week or two. Cambridge University Press. The English and Scottish Popular Ball. Houghton, Mifflin. Sheet Music Reference and Price Guide. Collector Books. Weston,Herman's Hermits" p. Herman's Hermits. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter. Hermania Mrs. Dandy The London Look. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter film. Authority control MusicBrainz work. Hidden : All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with hAudio microformats Articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers.

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