Happy Birthday Song

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Happy Birthday Song

Post by MFoogle » Fri 12.01.2006 6:54 pm

How do you sing Happy Birthday to someone in Japanese, and does it have the same tune as the English song?

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RE: Happy Birthday Song

Post by Ryui » Fri 12.01.2006 6:56 pm

I was watching "Ikiru" this morning and they where singing it in english, but with a bit of a Japanese accent.
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RE: Happy Birthday Song

Post by Dehitay » Fri 12.01.2006 8:11 pm

If you actually want to sing the song, it's in English. However, the Japanese translation for Happy Birthday is 誕生日おめでとう(ございます).
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RE: Happy Birthday Song

Post by MFoogle » Sat 12.02.2006 11:09 am

ok, thanks. Does it have the same tune as the English song or no?

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RE: Happy Birthday Song

Post by Kagemaru » Sat 12.02.2006 11:12 am

MFoogle wrote:
ok, thanks. Does it have the same tune as the English song or no?
Yes

Edit: Wait, I better spell that out for you.

Yes, it does have the same tune as the English or wherever it came from version.
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RE: Happy Birthday Song

Post by MFoogle » Sun 12.03.2006 10:30 am

ok, thank you

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RE: Happy Birthday Song

Post by AJBryant » Sun 12.03.2006 1:52 pm

It's an American song. And, believe it or not, it's still in copyright.

Everytime that song airs on TV, in a movie, or on the radio, a little old lady gets a royalty check. That's one reason some restaurants that make a big splash for birthday parties (i.e., birthday parties mean "money" to the place" sing songs like "happy happy happy happy biiiiiiirthday!" instead of the traditional song. Otherwise, lawyers would want an accounting of "how many times this month did you sing 'Happy Birthday'? Twenty? That's $500 please."


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