“Happy Birthday 100 Times”

Inspired by the National Park Service Centennial, August 25, 2016

Almost a year ago I decided that I wanted to spend the National Park Service’s 100th Birthday in the 1st National Park, Yellowstone. During my first few days in in the park I started writing this song and on the actual day I recorded this with Molly McGown near the Yellowstone River at the bottom of the Tower Fall trail.


Lyrics

               G                              E
Happy birthday one hundred times
                    G                                   E
It’s great to see you, you soothe my mind
               A                              G
You’re so wonderful that every time
               A                              C                         D
I get to be near, you make me smile a hundred times
               G                              E
It’s your birthday one hundred times
               G                              E
You’re my favorite, I promise you
          A                                                            G
One hundred years from now you’ll come to mind
                    A               C               G          C
Top of the greatest lists, best of all time
               G     C
A hundred times
               G                                   C
A hundred times (Happy Birthday)
               G                                   C
A hundred times (Happy Birthday)
               G
A hundred times

 


Field Recordings

08/22/2016

This first batch of recordings were done in room 215 at the Old Faithful Inn.

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100 Times 01

100 Times 02

100 Times 03

100 Times 04

100 Times 05

08/25/2016

Molly joined me in Yellowstone and I taught her the song right before we made the video. These were our first couple of practices. She was getting a little frustrated with the fact that I was completely inconsistent about saying “one hundred” vs. “a hundred” throughout the song but we figured it out eventually.

100 Times w/Molly 01

100 Times w/Molly 02

100 Times w/Molly 03

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