Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday dear ____,
Happy Birthday to you!

Everyone knows this Birthday song; it must be the most well-known song in the whole world, sung to billions of people on their birthdays every year, and recognised in the Guinness Book of Records as one of the most popular songs worldwide. Many people will also remember the age-old alternative joke birthday lyrics below:

Happy Birthday to you,

Stick your head down the loo,
Taste it don't waste it,
Happy Birthday to you!

Happy birthday to you,

You smell just like pooh;
No-one likes your hairstyle,
And no-one likes you!

Now maybe that is going a bit too far! A little girl who had just got a new hairdo for her birthday party might well be upset even if she did know it was a joke!

Here at 2 Keep Forever Personalised Poems we pride ourselves on getting the humour in our poetry just right so that it amuses people without causing them any offence. So if you want to touch someone's heart and make them laugh on their birthday, then order a unique personalized birthday poem from us - it really will be the icing on the cake!

We are intrigued by the origins of alternative birthday songs like the ones above, and also how they have spread. If you know of any please tell us about them, and where and when you have heard them.


  1. i thought i was going to be sick when my dad sang
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Squashed tomatoes and stew,
    Bread and butter in the gutter,
    Happy Birthday to you!

    (Posted on 2011-05-13 17:49:00 by plane)
  2. LOL I remember these birthday songs from the '70's in the South East of England. I was the little girl who got worried by the fat monkey version!

    (Posted on 2010-10-22 10:28:00 by Aggie)
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