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mfa7076 For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow:

"For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" is a popular song that is sung to congratulate a person on a significant event, such as a promotion, a birthday, a wedding (or playing a major part in a wedding), a wedding anniversary, the birth of a child, or the winning of a championship sporting event.

The melody originates from the French song "Marlbrough s'en va-t-en guerre" ("Marlborough Has Left for the War"). The traditional children's song The Bear Went Over the Mountain is sung to the same tune.

According to the Guinness World Records, "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" is the second-most popular song in the English language, and is normally sang following "Happy Birthday to You" and sometimes followed by "Auld Lang Syne".

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