Wednesday, January 31, 2007 by Michael
Happy Birthday, the four-line ditty was written as a classroom greeting in 1893 by two Louisville teachers, Mildred J. Hill, an authority on Negro spirituals and Dr. Patty Smith Hill, professor emeritus of education at Columbia University. The song was first published in 1893, with the lyrics written by her sister, Patty Smith Hill, as "Good Morning To All." It was copyrighted in 1935 and renewed in 1963. In 1988, Birch Tree Group, Ltd. sold the rights of the song to Warner Communications (along with all other assets) for an estimated $25 million (considerably more than a song).
- According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this song is the most popular song in the English language, followed by 'For He's A Jolly Good Fellow' and 'Auld Lang Syne'.
Birthday Song greetings cards which have obtained immense popularity contain some startling titles such as Mediterranean Birthday Dance, Happy Happy, Quacked Up, Out of this World, Birthday Lounge, Happy Birthday Symphony, Birthday Bubbles, Boing Boing Boing Birthday song, Trippy Birthday, Happy Happy Birthday to You, Born on this Day, Shiney and New and A Special Birthday song. Apart from touching the reader’s heart, these cards have gained a breathtaking status in the musical birthday cards gallery as well.
Birthday Songs in Various languages:
Happy Birthday to you- English
Bonne Fete A Toi – French
Zum Geburstag Viel Gluck – German
Sang-il Chookha-Hapneeda- Korean
Buon Compleanno a te- Italian
Time to sing a lovely birthday song of your choice and send your loved one these melodious Ecards that will make them jump with joy.
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