Feliz Cumpleaños

 


Lyrics

  1. 1. “Feliz Cumpleaños,” (fay-lees coom-play-ahn-yos)

    That’s how they say it in Spain.

    “Fröhlicher Geburtstag,” (frer-li-sher guh-burts-tahk)

    In German it means the same.

    “Gratulerer med dagen,” (grah-too-lay-rare med dog-en)

    Norwegians say it too.

  2. [Chorus]

    But any way you say it,

    It means “Happy Birthday to you!”

  3. 2. They say in Samoa,

    “Manuia lou aso fanau.” (mah-noo-ee-yah low ah-so fah-now)

    “Tanjōbi omedetō,” (tahn-joe-bee oh-meh-deh-toe)

    The Japanese say, and bow.

    “Sængilul ch’ukhahamnida,” (săng-ill-oŏl chewk-ha-hahm-nee-dah)

    Koreans say it too.

Words and music: Maurine Benson Ozment, 1932–2015. © 1969, 1989 IRI