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Zany Mouse 27 Mar 10 - 08:35 PM
Micca 28 Mar 10 - 06:56 AM
Carol 28 Mar 10 - 07:24 AM
Zany Mouse 30 Mar 10 - 03:29 PM
clueless don 31 Mar 10 - 08:26 AM
GUEST,Fred Bailey 31 Mar 10 - 09:58 PM
open mike 31 Mar 10 - 11:37 PM
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Subject: Happy Birthday Song
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 27 Mar 10 - 08:35 PM

A few years ago at the Four Fools Festival I heard a group sing a really good happy birthday song. Sadly I can't remember any of the lyris or tune but the gist of the song was everything that can/does go wrong with life. Highly amusing song!

Does anyone recognise this?

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday Song - everything goes wrong
From: Micca
Date: 28 Mar 10 - 06:56 AM

Rhianon you dont by any chance mean the one that uses the Volga Boatmen tune?
The way I heard it sung by assorted Mudcatters lead by Tom, Judy and Hannah Goddard at last years Getaway was
"Happy Birthday, Ug (this was more a grunt than Ug)
Happy birthday Ug
Gloom and despondancy are all around you
Happy Birthday, Ug Happy Birthday, Ug

there were acoupla other verses in the same vein
and the final verse
"Happy Birthday, Ug Happy Birthday, Ug
may the candles on your cake burn like cities in your wake
Happy Birthday, Ug Happy Birthday, Ug


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday Song - everything goes wrong
From: Carol
Date: 28 Mar 10 - 07:24 AM

There's also the parody version of favourite things, but I suppose that's more about getting older!!


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday Song - everything goes wrong
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 03:29 PM

Nope, Micca, that's not the one, and I don't think it was to the tune of of Favourite Things either.

Thanks anyway but back to the drawing board.

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday Song - everything goes wrong
From: clueless don
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 08:26 AM

I am interested in finding verses to the Happy Birthday to the tune of the Volga Boatman song. Following onto Micca's 28 Mar 10 - 06:56 AM message, above:

Happy Birthday (uhn!)
Happy Birthday (uhn!)
Gloom and doom and dark despair
People dying everywhere
Happy Birthday (uhn!)
Happy Birthday (uhn!)

additional verses:

When you reach the age you are
your demise cannot be far

May the candles on your cake
burn like cities in your wake


Sometimes the line after the verse is sung as "On your Birthday" rather than "Happy Birthday".

Of course, Micca had already given a couple of those verses.

Does anybody have any more verses?

Also, does anyone have more verses to the Birthday song that goes

Why was he born so beautiful?
Why was he born, at all?
He's no bloody use to anyone.
He's no bloody usssssssse, at all!


Don


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday Song - everything goes wrong
From: GUEST,Fred Bailey
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 09:58 PM

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May you live a thousand ye-e-a-a-r-sss
May you drink a thousand be-e-e-e-r-sss
Get pl-a-a-s-s-t-e-r-ed you b-a-a-d b-o-o-yy
Happy Birthday to You


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Subject: RE: Happy Birthday Song - everything goes wrong
From: open mike
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 11:37 PM

hmm i thought i posted this but do not see it so here goes again'
One of the best birthday songs is called Cut the Cake and is sung by John McCutcheon. (not the song asked for, but one verse is about
how the birthday person is so busy at work they forget it is their b-day)

When the birthday person get home they are
"taken off guard, with chairs and tables all over the yard,
and their friends jump up and holler real hard..."


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