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This is my ALTERNATIVE Birthday song page. And in honor of my Birthday month, I’m sharing everything you need to listen to it, learn it, sing it, play it on piano, share it with others… and even sing it in FRENCH!

Download the FREE MP3

Want to have this song on your phone, your ipad, or any play that uses an MP3? It’s better than a great cup of coffee to lift your spirits – especially when you sing along.  You can use the form below or use this link  – which you can also send to friends to get  their free copy.

Downloading the song also gets you on my mailing list so you can hear about upcoming shows, stories and creative adventures online and live.



Download the Lyrics (Free)



(Print them yourself into a color printer – or print in Black-and-White and color them yourself.  And here’s my tutorial on how to wrap a whole CD with just this piece of giftwrap.  I made this tutorial for my holiday giftwrap, but it works with the Congratulations gift-wrap, too!)

Legal-size Congratulations Gift-wrap (8.5 x 14)



(Print them on a regular printer – color or black-and-white – then color them,  put them together yourself and wear them)

Letter-size Congratulations Hat (8.5 x 11)

Legal-size Congratulations Hat (8.5 x 14)

Ledger-size Congratulations Hat (11 x 17)

Buy the CDs at CDbaby!

Altered Ego CD (Solo CD – Piano & Vocals)

This is the version you hear in the video at the top of this page. My favorite moment is when I kick the Birthday Fairy out!  (Special thanks to Larry Luddecke at Straight-Up Music who coached me on my gospel piano-playing!)

Invention & Alchemy CD (with symphony)

This is a version with full string section from my Grammy-Nominated 2006 CD/DVD project. My brother was in the audience the night I recorded this and I was singing it directly to him.

Sing it in FRENCH!

Thanks to Will Robichaux in Thibodaux, LA you can now sing this song in French via his 2011 translation.

” Félicitations pour tout c’ que t’as fait,

Félicitations pour tout ce que tu es,

Quand tu désespères, ne perds pas courage,

Pour moi, tu es l’étoile montante,

Félicitations – voilà c’ que je chante!”

Phonetic spelling attempt

” Fayleeseetahsyawn poohr toose kuh tah fay

Fayleeseetahsyawn poohr too suh kuh tu ay

Kawn tu dayzayspair, nuh pair pah koo rahdge

Poohr mwa tu es laytwahl mohntahnt

Fayleeseetahsyawn – vwalah skuh dzuh chahnt”

Literal translation:

Congratulations for everything thing you’ve done,

Congratulations for everything you are

When you’re feeling down, don’t lose courage,

To me you are the rising star!

Congratulations – that’s what I’m singing about

Merci beaucoup, Will!

This is an archive post ~ originally published in 2015 and updated in 2017 and 2019.


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