Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Happy Birthday, Mr. President by Marilyn Monroe

"Happy Birthday, Mr. President" was a short song sung by actress Marilyn Monroe on May 19, 1962 for then-President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, at a celebration for his forty-fifth birthday.

Marilyn Monroe sang the traditional "Happy Birthday to You" lyrics, with "Mr. President" inserted as Kennedy's name.

Afterwards, President Kennedy came on stage and joked about the song, saying, "I can now retire from politics after having had Happy Birthday sung to me in such a sweet, wholesome way".

Click on the picture to watch and learn English with
Marilyn's performance.

Now, you can watch a funny video for wishing somebody a Happy Birthday. Both videos are available in, a web which provides a lot of tools for improving your English.


Gonzalo González said...

So nice this link, Marisa!

Now, I know the mean of the Kennedy´s words!

See you soon!

Marisa García said...

Thanks a lot, Gonzalo. I'm glad you learn from my blog, I really learn from yours too!