20 Songs With the Name Henry in the Title

There are a surprising number of songs with the name Henry in the title.  In this blog post, we will explore some of the best songs with Henry in the title.

From classic rock to modern pop, there is something for everyone! So sit back and relax as we take you on a musical journey with some of our favorite songs about Henrys!

1. “Love Henry” by Bob Dylan

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Starting off the list is a Bob Dylan classic. “Love Henry” is a haunting ballad that tells the story of a woman who killed the love of his life named Henry.

It was released in 1993 for the album  World Gone Wrong. It is still available for streaming on all music platforms out there.

2. “Henry’s Made A Lady Out Of Lizzie” by Irving Kaufman

HENRY'S MADE A LADY OUT OF LIZZIE by Irving Kaufman 1927HENRY’S MADE A LADY OUT OF LIZZIE by Irving Kaufman 1927

“Henry’s Made A Lady Out Of Lizzie” is a fun 1920s Jazz song about a man who turns a tomboyish girl named Lizzie into a lady.

It was written by Fred Fisher and originally performed by Irving Kaufman. The original lyrics are pretty sexist by today’s standards but it is still a catchy tune!

3. “Henry Thomas” by The Lovin Spoonful

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The Lovin Spoonful’s “Henry Thomas” is a beautiful acoustic song about the singer’s childhood friend. It was written by John Sebastian and released in 1966.

The song has can be found on their album  Hums of the Lovin’ Spoonful. It remains a classic song that can still be streamed on all major music platforms.

4. “I’m Henry The VIII, I Am” by Herman’s Hermits

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The next song on the list is a fun one! “I’m Henry The VIII, I Am” is a 1965 song by Herman’s Hermits.

The song was originally about King Henry VIII of England but the lyrics were changed. It is a catchy tune that will get stuck in your head for days!

5. “Henry” by Lee Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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“Henry” is a dark and eerie song by Lee Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. It was released in 1996 on their album Murder Ballads.

The song is about a man who killed his wife after she had an affair with another man named Henry. It is a chilling song that is not for the faint of heart!

6. “Henry” by Henry Ate

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Next on the list is a song by the band Henry Ate. “Henry” is an upbeat song about remembering Henry, who passed away.

It was released in 1996 on their album  Slap In The Face. The song is available for streaming on all major music platforms.

7. “The Day John Henry Died” by Drive-By Truckers

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“The Day John Henry Died” is a song by Drive-By Truckers. It was released in 2004 on their album The Dirty South.

The song is about the death of the folk hero John Henry. It is a sad and haunting song that will stay with you long after it is over.

8. “Oh Henry” by The Civil Wars

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“Oh Henry” is a beautiful and haunting song by The Civil Wars. It was released in 2012 on their album Daytrotter Presents No. 1.

The song is about a man who is haunted by the ghost of his dead wife. It is a sad and eerie song that can be streamed on music platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.

9. “Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry” by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

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Next on the list is by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. “Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry” is a dark and eerie song about war and how a father won’t leave his son, Henry.

It was released in 1992 on their album Henry’s Dream. The song is available for streaming on all major music platforms.

10. “The Ballad of John Henry” by Joe Bonamassa

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“The Ballad of John Henry” is a song by Joe Bonamassa. It was released in 2009 on his album of the same title.

The song is about the folk hero John Henry and how he died while working on the railroad. It is a sad song to reminisce.

11. “Theo And Weird Henry” by John Mellencamp

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John Mellencamp’s “Theo And Weird Henry” is the next song on the list. It was released in 1989 on his album Big Daddy.

The song is about two friends, Theo and Weird Henry, and their life journey. It is a fun and upbeat song that will get you moving!

12. “John Henry” by Leadbelly

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“John Henry” is a song by Leadbelly. It was released in 1943 and is another song about the folk hero John Henry and how he died while working on the railroad. This folk song has been covered by many artists over the years and is a classic in the genre.

13. “The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry)” by Etta James

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Etta James’ “The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry)” is a fun and upbeat song that will get you moving! The song was released in 1961 and is about a woman who wants to dance with her man, Henry. It is a classic R&B tune that will make you want to get up and dance!

14. “Legend Of John Henry’s Hammer” by Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash - The Legend of John Henry's Hammer (Official Audio)Johnny Cash – The Legend of John Henry’s Hammer (Official Audio)

Johnny Cash’s “Legend Of John Henry’s Hammer” is the next song on the list. It was released in 1976 on his album Blood, Sweat, and Tears.

This talks about how hard it was to work and live during the revolution. It can be streamed on all major music platforms.

15. “Ballad of Henry Darger” by Natalie Merchant

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Up next is Natalie Merchant with “Ballad of Henry Darger.” It was released in 2001 on her album “Ballad of Henry Darger” by Natalie Merchant.

This song is about Henry Darger saving a little girl. If you are not familiar with his work, it is worth checking out! This song is available for streaming on all major music platforms.

16. “John Henry” by Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen - John Henry (The Seeger Sessions)Bruce Springsteen – John Henry (The Seeger Sessions)

“John Henry” is a song by Bruce Springsteen. It was released in 2006 on his album We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions. It now has over 150k views on Youtube and can also be streamed on all music platforms out there.

17. “King Henry” by Steeleye Span

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Next on the list is “King Henry” by Steeleye Span. It was released in 1972 on their album Below the Salt.

The song talks about King Henry VIII and his six wives. This track is available for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.

18. “Please, Mrs. Henry” by The Band

Bob Dylan, The Band - Please, Mrs. Henry (Official Audio)Bob Dylan, The Band – Please, Mrs. Henry (Official Audio)

The Band’s second album, The Basement Tapes was released in 1975 to critical acclaim. “Please, Mrs. Henry” is a track on the album that features the name Henry in the title. This song is a bluesy number with a gospel feel.

19. “Save the Bones for Henry Jones (‘Cause Henry Don’t Eat No Meat)” by Nat King Cole

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“Save the Bones for Henry Jones (‘Cause Henry Don’t Eat No Meat)” is a song by Nat King Cole. It was released in 1947 on his album The Best of Nat King Cole.

This track is a fun and upbeat number that will get you moving! It’s about making fun of a vegetarian because she doesn’t eat meat.

20. “More About John Henry” by Tom T. Hall

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The final song on the list is “More About John Henry” by Tom T. Hall. It was released in 1995 on his album Tom T. Hall – Storyteller, Poet, Philosopher.

This song is a more light-hearted take on the legend of John Henry. You can listen to it on all music platforms out there.

Final Thoughts

These are just a few of the songs that mention Henry in the title. There are many more out there! They vary in genre, style, and subject matter. If you are a fan of any of these artists, or the legend of John Henry, be sure to check out some of these tunes! Thanks for reading!