Happy birthday, birthday boy;
You who brought your parents joy,
You who brought us smiles and laughter
Which echoes now and ever after,
That cheers us now and will forever
Lingering in our memories ever.
Happy birthday, fair-haired son;
Who loved to talk and learned to run;
Who taught us to forget ourselves
In developing enduring wealth,
In sacrifice so you would grow
A larger, kinder self to know.
Happy birthday, strong young man
Who strives and toils to sculpt the land
Who’s learned to delegate, command,
And build a future with his hands.
We marvel at the things you do
And joy to know a son like you.
Happy birthday, David. We are both so proud of you.