- For other meanings see Happy Birthday.
- For the birthday song by The Beatles see, Birthday (song).
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The melody of "Happy Birthday to happt birthday You" was written by American sisters Patty and Mildred Hill in 1893 when they were school teachers happy birhday in Louisville, Kentucky. The verse was originally intended happy birthdayy as a classroom greeting entitled "Good Morning to All". The version as we know happy birthday it was copyrighted in 1935 by the happy birthday song Summy Company as an arrangement by Preston Ware Orem, and is happy birthday mp3 scheduled to expire in 2030. This was the first copyrighted version to include the lyrics. The company holding happy birthday to you the copyright was purchased by Warner Chappell in 1990 for $15 million happy birthday cards dollars, with the value of "Happy Birthday" estimated at $5 million.  While the current happy birthday poems copyright status of the song is unclear, myspace happy birthday Warner claims that unauthorized public performances of the song are technically illegal unless royalties are paid happy birthday sheet music to happy birthday graphics them. It is not completely certain who wrote the lyrics to "Happy Birthday to You".
- 1 Lyrics
- 1.1 "Good happy birthday clipart happy birthday pictures Morning to All"
- 1.2 "Happy Birthday to You"
- 1.3 Variations
- 2 "Happy funny happy birthday Birthday to You" copyright status
- 2.1 Copyright in the U.S.
- 2.2 Copyright happy birthday wav in other jurisdictions
- 3 Copyright flipsyde happy birthday issues and public performances
- 4 See also
- 5 External links
"Good Morning happy birthday gifs to All"
- Good morning to you,
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- Good morning, dear children,
- Good morning to all.
"Happy Birthday to You"
The lyrics to "Happy Birthday to You" happy birthday to you mp3 can be found on the happy birthday banner copyright owner's website.
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"Happy Birthday to You" happy birthday midi copyright status
Copyright in happy birthday myspace the U.S.
The public domain song Good-Morning to All
There is happy birthday signs a 1935 copyright registration for "Happy Birthday to You", as happy birthday card a work for hire by Preston Ware Orem for the Summy Company happy birthday comments for myspace (the publisher of "Good Morning to marilyn monroe happy birthday All"). "Good Morning to All", however, was published in 1893 and is public domain by U.S. funny happy birthday song statute. The current owner of the 1935 copyright happy birthday flipsyde believes that one cannot sing "Happy Birthday to You" lyrics for profit without paying royalties. Except for the splitting of the happy birthday funny first note in the melody "Good Morning to All" to accommodate the happy birthday graphics for myspace two syllables in the word happy, melodically happy birthday quotes "Happy Birthday to You" and "Good Morning to All" are identical.
"Good Morning to All" happy birthday mom is printed in Song Stories for the Kindergarten, published 1893 (revised edition happy birthday poem published 1896). It credited Patty Hill for the lyrics happy birthday wallpaper and Mildred Hill for the music.
Neither the words nor the happy birthday myspace comments music of "Good Morning to All" is copyrighted under U.S. federal statute.
In 1924, Robert Coleman included happy birthday sweet sixteen "Good Morning to All" in a songbook with the birthday happy birthday messages lyrics as a second verse. Coleman also published "Happy happy birthday sayings Birthday" in The American Hymnal in 1933. Children's Praise and Worship, edited by Andrew Byers, Bessie L. Byrum and Anna happy birthday cake E. Koglin, published the song in 1928.
Later the "Happy animated happy birthday Birthday to You" lyrics combined with the Hills' published melody showed up on stage. The Broadway musical The Band happy birthday ecard Wagon used happy birthday greetings "Happy Birthday to You" in 1931. There was no copyright for the Happy Birthday happy birthday jokes lyrics at the time. Contrary to what is often erroneously reported, the lawsuit was happy happy birthday baby dropped, and there was no outcome to the case. As a result, the Summy Company myspace happy birthday codes registered the copyright for Happy Birthday to bulldog mansion happy birthday to me You, which does not affect today's public domain status happy birthday banners of "Good Morning to All."
Precedent (regarding works derived from public domain material, and cases comparing two similar musical works) seems happy birthday beatles to suggest that the melody used in "Happy Birthday to You" would not merit happy birthday free ecards additional legal protection for one split note.
Whether or not changing happy birthday remix the words "good weird al happy birthday morning" to "happy birthday" should be protected by copyright is a different matter. The words "good morning" were substituted with "happy birthday" happy birthday clip art by others than happy birthday mr. president the authors of "Good Morning to All".
An interesting earlier songbook is The Golden Book of Favorite Songs (Chicago: Hall & happy birthday myspace image McCreary, 1915). It includes the song "Good Morning happy birthday sign to All" printed with the alternate title: "Happy Birthday to You." However, the "Happy Birthday happy birthday wishes to You" lyrics are not actually printed along the staff.
Regardless of the fact that happy birthday dad "Happy Birthday to You" infringed upon Good Morning to All, there is one happy birthday lyrics theory that because the "Happy Birthday to You" variation was not free humorous happy birthday animated cards authored by the Hills, and it was published without notice free sheet music happy birthday of copyright under the 1909 U. S. copyright act, that the 1935 happy birthday song download registration is invalid.
Copyright in happy birthday poems for a friend other jurisdictions
Outside of the United States both the melody and the words are free happy birthday song protected by copyright in those jurisdictions with a copyright term of length happy birthday animation of life of the author plus 70 years. Of the two co-writers of the melody, happy birthday guitar chords Patty Hill's life determines the length of copyright as she died decades happy birthday in italian after her sister in 1946. The lyrics on the other hand are protected with reference happy 16th birthday to their writer Preston Ware Orem who died in 1938. In life of the happy birthday comments author plus 70 years jurisdictions the lyrics will happy birthday images come out of copyright at the end of 2008 and the happy birthday in french music will come out of copyright at the end of 2016.
In those happy birthday balloons jurisdictions which remain life of the author plus 50 years for determining copyright happy birthday princess both lyrics and music are already out of copyright.
Copyright issues and public happy birthday song mp3 performances
In 1955, Igor Stravinsky arranged a variation of the song, called Greeting Prelude, to free happy birthday ecards commemorate the happy 21st birthday 80th birthday of Pierre Monteux. The Russian-born composer wrote that he had been introduced to the tune only happy birthday bear five years earlier, when members of an happy birthday instrumental orchestra with whom he was rehearsing, to his bafflement at the time, played the happy birthday lisa tune in honor of a recent birth among the orchestra members.
One of happy birthday mr president the most famous performances of "Happy Birthday to You" was happy birthday myspace code Marilyn Monroe's rendition to U.S. President John F. Kennedy in May happy birthday photo 1962.
The song was also sung by the crew of Apollo IX on March 8, 1969, perhaps qualifying happy late birthday as the first song sung in space.
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The BBC happy birthday coloring pages CBeebies channel for preschool happy birthday e cards children also uses a song other than "Happy Birthday to You" to mark happy birthday pics the birthdays of its younger viewers.
In the Homestar Runner cartoon "Strong Bad Sings", there is a scene happy birthday poetry where The Cheat plays "Happy burns happy birthday mp3 Birthday to You" on the piano while Strong Mad struggles to remember the words to the song. When the toon was released on DVD, free midi happy birthday sweet sixteen "Happy Birthday to You" happy birthday audio was replaced with the public domain song "Hot Cross Buns".
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The cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger happy birthday message Force contains a parody of the song entitled Spirit Journey Formation Anniversary, performed by Aqua happy birthday mother Teen creator Matt Malliero and Zakk Wylde. (According to Director Commentary on happy birthday myspace codes Vol.3 DVD they recently discovered the copyright happy birthday petra issue in the process of making this episode. Of course they could have just been joking)
In the steve wonder happy birthday first season of the show Sports Night, Dan beatles happy birthday Rydell is told that his happy birthday e-cards company will have to pay $2,500 in legal costs because he sang "Happy Birthday" to his co-anchor happy birthday guitar tabs Casey on air.
In the episode of Futurama titled I Second happy birthday in swedish That Emotion, Leela says "Let's sing Happy Birthday." and they sing a completely different song, but Fry says "And happy birthday phrases you smell like one too." chinese happy birthday at the end. ("What day is today? It's Nibbler's birthday. What a great happy birthday animations day for a birthday, Let's all have some cake.")
In a recent episode happy birthday coloring sheets of X-Play for Adam Sessler's birthday Blair Butler (standing in for Morgan Webb) mentioned happy birthday guitar tab that they would have sang him this song but don't care enough about him happy birthday in hawaiian to pay the royalties. Instead sang a parody that insong proclaimed that the song happy birthday in heaven doesn't break Intelectual Properties.
- Sto lat -- Polish song that happy birthday spanish serves the equivalent function of "Happy Birthday To You"
- Happy Birthday, Mr. President -- happy birthday tiara Marilyn Monroe's famous variation
- Kuro5hin - Exposing the Happy Birthday anime happy birthday story
- Sources for "Good Morning to All" sheet music:
- http://mac3.a-cappella.com/shop/product_information.asp?number=2115C&aitem=1145, this page offers an MP3 sample of "Good flipsyde, happy birthday Morning to All"
- http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.07/posts.html?pg=7, Creative Commons staff attempt to distribute a recording of the song on the web
- http://www.snopes.com/music/songs/birthday.htm, other free happy birthday clip art editorials about "Happy Birthday to You"
- http://www.classicalarchives.com/encores.html, the "Classical Archives" has happy 30th birthday a "Happy Birthday to You" MIDI file with variations
- http://www.unhappybirthday.com/, comments regarding the copyright information
- Happy Birthday in Japanese (blog)
- Ask Yahoo!: Who wrote "Happy Birthday to You"?
- Don't Sing Me That Song
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