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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Clara, Korea, Republic of

18 July 2016 at 2:12am

It got back up to the top yellow trend line within like 6-8 weeks. Which would be back above 700. But again, this is not 2006, it is 2012, so it217s just for comparison as far as what COULD happen.

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Storm the Albatross, USA

2 May 2016 at 3:33am


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C, C

8 March 2016 at 12:09am


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Dilshey, Sri Lanka

30 November 2015 at 1:34am

Funny Song

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Alpha Skua, USA

18 November 2015 at 12:13am

Another birthday song

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united states, 1 april

8 April 2015 at 10:01pm

i did too

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Mia, United Kingdom

26 December 2010 at 9:41pm

I sing that at school!

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