Well, honor your partner, step to the side, Smooth out your feathers, straighten your hide, The cows have come home and the chickens just flew in, The Birthday Hoedown is what we're doin'! Make a birthday wish, then wish some more, We're gonna do-si-do until we're sore. Grab your partner by the hoof or a wing, Now promenade, let's see you swing. Here's a birthday wish, warm and sincere - Have a happy birthday and a happy year. Now blow out your candles, go have some cake - Take your time - we need a break. Happy Birthday!
In good humor and all in fun, we praise our best friend by ironically honoring ourselves. But self-effacement is the real name of the game here. We honor our loved ones by elevating them even above ourselves in the scheme of our lives, and by wishing them all the joy they deserve on the anniversary of their birth. Thus do we say “You’re a good friend to me and I wish we could always be together for the rest of our lives.”