Published at Wednesday, December 20th 2017. by Jenna Merritt in Happy Bitrthday.
Good morning to you,
So how did this song end up having its lyrics changed from a greeting to a birthday song? The changed lyrics first appeared in a songbook in 1924, although its unknown who did this first. As radio and film were becoming very popular the song seemed to take a life of its own for a while and the melody was used on more than one occasion in films in the early 1900s.
Birthdays are celebrated as joyous occasions, from quietly given gifts, to intimate family dinners, to enormous surprise parties, to raucous all night parties in glitzy nightclubs. For children, especially, birthdays can be special occasions, and days for everyone to say We love you and we are glad that you were born. We are grateful that you are a part of our lives and we want to celebrate your special day! Its fun to make a big deal out of a child is birthday.
Amusement parks and all the attractions they offer such as go karts, mini golf, arcade games, laser tag, rock climbing, bumper boats and rides provide hours of fun that really appeals to the tween and teen market. The activities here are considered cool, lots of fun and definitely age appropriate when planning kids birthday parties. Its also not every day that you get to drive go karts or ride bumpers boats with your friends, so an amusement park setting is definitely a unique choice when it comes to birthday party places.
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.