Published at Wednesday, December 20th 2017. by Jenna Merritt in Happy Bitrthday.
Something For Everyone
This all came to a head when Irving Berlins musical As Thousands Cheer used and didnot credit the Good Morning to All melody, the third hill sister called Jessica who administered the copyrights for her sisters filed a suit, and by being able to demonstrate concrete and undeniable similarities between Good Morning to All and Happy Birthday to You in a court of law she was able to obtain the copyright for Happy Birthday to You for her sisters as well.
In this same year the song was published in the songbook Song Stories for the Kindergarten. The song proved to be very popular and underwent some small changes to lyrics over time, though always based upon a greeting song for either teachers to students, or changed from students to teachers.
The happy birthday song story, a lot more to it than you may have thought.
Happy Birthday to you,
So there you have it, who would have thought that a song intended as a simple greeting would turn into a worldwide phenomenon.