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«Happy Birthday to You» is a well-known song in the English speaking world and all over the world. It is sung to millions of birthday celebrants from infants to presidents. It has been performed in space and its tune can be heard into music boxes, musical greeting cards, watches and other tuneful products. The origin of the song dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, when two sisters, Patty and Mildred J. Hill, introduced the song "Good Morning to All" to Patty's kindergarten class in Kentucky. In 1893, they published the tune in their songbook Song Stories for the Kindergarten.
"Good Morning to All"
Good morning to you
Good morning to you,
Good morning, dear children,
Good morning to all.
(Lyrics by Patty Smith Hill.)
The Hill Sisters' students enjoyed their teachers' version of "Good Morning To All" so much that they began spontaneously singing it at birthday parties, changing the lyrics to "Happy Birthday".
According to the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records, this song is the most recognized song in the English language. Two kindergarten teachers wrote a song as a useful teacher’s aid, but today it’s a hit that never goes away.

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