Henry, the Worm




Sittin’ on the fencepost,

Chewin’ my bubblegum,

Playin’ with my yo-yo, woo-woo!


When along came Henry the Worm,

And he was this big (show with hands, each verse the hands get wider apart, until fifth - then the hands are tiny).

And I said, “Henry, what happened?”


first time:  “I ate my brother.”

second time:  “I at my sister.”

third time:  “I ate my father.”

fourth time:  “I ate my mother.”

fifth time:  “I burped.”


Note:  I've also heard this song use the name "Herman" and "Hermie".