For He's A Jolly Good Fellow

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For he's a jolly good fellow,
For he's a jolly good fellow,
For he's a jolly good fellow,
Which nobody can deny!

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"For He's A Jolly Good Fellow" is a song that people sing to congratulate a person on achieving something significant or sometimes used instead of "Happy Birthday to You". The British version tends to use the words "and so say all of us!' as the final line.

The melody is taken from a French song "Marlbrough s"en va-t-en guerre". Apparently the song was originally written the night after the Battle of Malplaquet in 1709. The melody was also used by Beethoven in his "Wellington's Victory" Opus 91 written in 1813.

The traditional children's song "The Bear Went Over the Mountain" is sung to the same tune.

The Guinness Book of World Records rates the song "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" as the second most popular English language song after "Happy Birthday to You".

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