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The Happy Birthday song (also known as Happy Birthday, Swiper) is what Dora, Boots, Benny, Isa, Tico, and Big Red Chicken sing to Swiper after figuring out whose birthday it is, and it was his (in the personalized version, they sang it to the kid featured in the video instead and it was his/her birthday). It was only (and exclusively) heard on Whose Birthday is It?.

Characters Singing[]

Lyrics[]

Note: Words in italics and inside parentheses are used in the personalized version only. The Rest of the verses are almost not sung

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday, dear Swiper ([kid's name])
Happy Birthday to you

Real lyrics[]

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday, dear [name]
Happy Birthday to you

Sometimes added:

How old are you now? (Repeat 4x)

Are you 1, Are you 2....(Goes on until they reach the age)

Cha Cha Cha Version[]

Happy Birthday to You, cha, cha, cha.
Happy Birthday to You, cha, cha, cha.
Happy Birthday Dear (name)
Happy Birthday to You, cha, cha, cha.

Trivia[]

  • The whole cast doesn't sing the Happy Birthday song, nor Feliz Cumpleaños to Dora in Dora's Big Birthday Adventure, they instead sing Dora's Home (a reprise of We're Going Home).
  • Whose Birthday is It? is the only episode episode to feature the Happy Birthday song because it is almost never heard on most TV shows due to copyright reasons by Warner Chappell, which means that if one was to sing it for commercial purposes, he/she has to pay a certain fee. This is the reason why most TV shows, movies, and restraints make up an alternative song for birthdays.
    • It was under copyright until September 22, 2015.
  • The Happy Birthday song is originally written by Mildred J. Hill (1859-1916) and Patty S. Hill (1868-1946).
  • In real life, sometimes after singing the Happy Birthday song, the singers would say "How old are you now?" four times and then count up to the right age. Dora and her friends did not sing this part, most likely because they do not know Swiper's age (although their were ten candles on his cake, so he could be ten, though not mentioned).
  • On the NickJr.com Radio, this song is listed as "Happy Birthday, Swiper".
  • This is one of the few songs that is not featured on the Dora the Explorer album.
  • A version of "Happy Birthday" by Stevie Wonder exists, but it does not appear in any episodes involving birthdays.
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