In 1910, a British dance hall star sang a ditty about a man whose wife had
had seven previous husbands.
57 years later, it was re-recorded
by Herman's Hermits, and in 1967 became "the
fastest-selling song in history," according to Wikipedia.
"I am Henry the Eighth, I am.
Henry the Eighth I am, I am.
I got married to the woman next door.
She's been married seven times before.
And every one was a Henry.
She wouldn't have a Willy or a Sam.
I'm her eighth old man named Henry
Henry the Eighth I am.
(Second verse! Same as the first...)
But there's a strange second verse that hasn't been been popular since 1910.
Archive.org has a recording of the original 1910
— which reveals how the marriage worked out.
The undertaker called and to the wife I heard him say
"Have you got any orders, mum? We're very slack today?
I packed up number seven for you for the golden gates.
Let's have a pound upon account of Henry the eighth."
Oh, when he measured me
with half a yard of string.
I dropped upon me maribound
and sang "God save the king"...