Published at Wednesday, December 20th 2017. by Whitney York in Happy Bitrthday.
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.
The happy birthday song story, a lot more to it than you may have thought.
Set up a circle of numbers on the ground and have everyone stand on a number. Begin playing festive music and have everyone walk from number to number. Draw a number from a hat and then stop the music. Whoever is standing on that number when the music stops is the winner! I have played this game at many school carnivals where the prize is a cake. But, you can give away something different.
In addition to all the fun, unique mix of activities you ca not find elsewhere, there is typically kid-friendly food to chow down on including pizza, soda, cake, ice cream and more at an amusement park.
Happy Birthday to you.