Mar 8, 2009

The Famous Birthday Song

By special request here are the four verses of “The birthday Song” as performed by the Roses, Acebos, Petersens, Chambers, and in Room 1 at Bird Street School on each (and every) birthday.

This pagan rite usually takes place in the presence of some sort of specially prepared dessert-type confection usually cleansed by a ritual fire incorporating any number of lighted wax candles (but not in Room 1 – stinkin’ public education). Make no mistake – this happens on each and every formal birthday get-together, like it or not, come hell or high water, it is essential to the success of the year to come.

(I know simple math will tell you that there are really five verses counting the rousing chant at the end, but if we thought there were more than 4 and still insisted on singing it at each and every birthday, that would be truly crazy.)

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear JoJo,
Happy Birthday to you.

May your wishes come true,
May your wishes come true,
Happy Birthday dear JoJo,
Happy Birthday to you.

For she’s a jolly good fellow,
For she’s a jolly good fellow,
For she’s a jolly good fellow,
That nobody can deny

That nobody can deny
That nobody can deny
For she’s a jolly good fellow,
For she’s a jolly good fellow,
For she’s a jolly good fellow,
That nobody can deny!

Three cheers for JoJo!
Hip Hip Horrayy!
Hip Hip Horrayy!
Hip Hip Horrayy!

And a sock to grow a block (with a sock in the arm of the birthday victim)
And a pinch to grow an inch (pinch the birthday victim)
And a Smile to grow a mile! (must say with a high pitched voice)

(Crazy, Huh? That's how we roll)

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