Monday, 8 February 2010

Happy birthday!

Today is my son's birthday: happy birthday Paul!

I believe in all countries there are songs that are sung during a birthday celebration. In The Netherlands, the equivalent to the 'Happy Birthday to You' is 'Lang zal hij/zij leven'.

For those who are learning Dutch and the Dutch culture; here are the lyrics:

Lang zal hij leven
Lang zal hij leven
Lang zal hij leven in de gloria
In de gloria, in de gloria

Hieperderpiep, hoera!
Hieperderpiep, hoera!

And this is the melody:

You are welcome to comment and add the songs used in your countries!


irene said...

Hi Laura! love your blog! My little contribution to the Birthday songs:

In Spanish there are 2 of them.One is the famous "Compleaños Feliz" which is the direct translation of the famous English "Happy Birthday". The other, which I believe was the original one, is increadibly religious and obviously not that popular anymore. Here comes the lyrics :

Feliz Feliz en tu día,
Amiguito que Dios te bendiga
Que reine la paz en tu día
y que cumplas muchos más!!

Xavier said...

Also in Catalonia we have the song from the "Club super 3", anys i anys, per molt anys .....


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