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by John T. Marck



Birthday

Having returned from India, The Beatles gathered together in Abbey Road Studios on September 18, 1968, and this song was born. It started by McCartney playing the basic tune on the piano, after thinking of an old tune titled Happy Happy Birthday by the Tuneweavers in 1957. Paul's idea was to combine the contemporary Happy Birthday To You song idea into a rock 'n' roll song. The Beatles wanted to get back to their rock 'n' roll roots, because in India, they only had stringed instruments with them. After working on the song for a time, they all took a break and went to Paul's house to watch the movie, The Girl Can't Help It, starring Jayne Mansfield. This movie featured rock 'n' roll numbers by Fats Domino, Little Richard, Gene Vincent and others, which seemed to further inspire The Beatles. Upon returning to the studio about 11 p.m., they finished the lyrics.

You say it's your birthday,

It's my birthday too, yeah

They say it's you birthday,

We're gonna have a good time

I'm glad it's your birthday,

happy birthday to you

Yes we're going to a party, party,

Yes we're going to a party, party

Yes we're going to a party, party

I would like you to dance (birthday)

Take a cha-cha-cha-chance (birthday)

I would like you to dance (birthday),

Ooo, dance, yeah

I would like you to dance (birthday)

Take a cha-cha-cha-chance (birthday)

I would like you to dance (birthday),

Ooo, dance

You say it's your birthday,

It's my birthday too, yeah

They say it's you birthday,

We're gonna have a good time

I'm glad it's your birthday,

happy birthday to you,

Happy birthday to you

NOTE: All lyrics contained herein are ©Copyright Northern Songs. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. The lyrics contained herein are for the sole use of educational reference for the readers of this article. All other uses are in violation of international copyright laws. This use for educational reference, falls under the "fair use" sections of U.S. copyright law. Copyright © John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying pictures, photographs, and line art, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author, or the registered copyright holders. Except as otherwise stated above, all information contained in this article, EXCEPT song titles, lyrics, and photographs © John T. Marck.

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