History of the Happy Birthday Song

According to the Guiness Book of World Records, "Happy Birthday To You is the most recognized song in the English language" while its basic lyrics have been translated into at least 18 languages.

The melody comes from the "Good Morning to All", which was writted by the Hill sisters, Patty and Mildred in 1893.

The sisters wrote and used the song in Patty's kindergarten class but then began using it at birthday parties with the alternate lyrics.

In 1935, the song was copyrighted and later sold to Warner Chappell for a reported $5 million. Good sum indeed but it is estimated that the company nets nearly $2m annually from royalties on those song rights.

And one of those authorized licensees is HappBirthdaySong.com, officially designated to create different versions of the song the Hill sisters penned in the nineteenth century.

And now you can send it as a great, unique and inexpensive gift.