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<h2>The Free Birthday Song</h2>

<address class="byline">by Steven Sheffey</address>

<p>This song was written by Steven Sheffey in celebration of Richard
Stallman's birthday.  It follows the same tune as the
<a href="/music/free-software-song.html">Free href="/music/free-software-song.html"><cite>Free Software Song</a>: Song</cite></a>:
the Bulgarian folk song “Sadi <cite>Sadi moma bela loza.”</p> loza</cite>.</p>

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    <p>Happy birthday, Dr. Stallman<br />
    Set us free, Stallman, set us free<br />
    Happy birthday, Dr. Stallman<br />
    Set us free, Stallman, set us free.</p>

    <p>I used to use non-free nonfree software<br />
    Sadly true, Stallman, sadly true<br />
    But now I use software libre<br />
    Learned from you, Stallman, learned from you.</p>

    <p>Spread free software to the planet<br />
    We'll help too, Stallman, we'll help too<br />
    One day software will be libre<br />
    For the world, Stallman, shared with you.</p>

    <p>Happy birthday, Dr. Stallman<br />
    Set us free, Stallman, set us free<br />
    Happy birthday, Dr. Stallman<br />
    Set us free, Stallman, set us free.</p>

<p>Download Steven Sheffey's performance of the 
<a href="/music/free-birthday-song.ogg">Free Birthday Song</a> (ogg format).</p>

<h3 id="license">Licensing</h3>

<p>The Free <cite>Free Birthday Song Song</cite> was performed by Steven Sheffey is licensed under a Sheffey:</p>
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<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/">Creative
Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International</a> license.</p> href="/music/free-birthday-song.ogg">Audio recording</a>
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<p>Copyright © 2014 Steven Sheffey (the lyrics).</p>

<p>Copyright © 2014 Free Software Foundation (text other than lyrics.)</p>

<p>This lyrics)</p>

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