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Instrumental versions of birthday music in a variety of styles and tempos. All free.
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Free Downloadable Happy Birthday Songs and Music
The melody to the happy birthday song was first written by two sisters over 100 years ago. Today, 'Happy Birthday to You' is sung by countless people around the world to celebrate the birthdays of family and friends. There are many versions to this song and an untold number of people have probably recorded it singing those familiar lyrics:
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear (person's name celebrating the birthday),
Happy Birthday to you.
The Popular Birthday Song at Nifter.com
As anyone would expect, the birthday song is hugely popular. With today's computers many people like to put together their own birthday presentations for a loved one - and what would a birthday presentation be without the Happy Birthday Song? To date we have quite a few versions of the 'happy birthday to you' song in both its standard format and variations of same. Birthday music as instrumentals and with vocals are both available for free download. Some examples include, the happy birthday song sung by women, sung by men (solo or otherwise), arranged with both male and female singers, the Happy Birthday to You song sung by a choir of children and even some birthday music that could fit into the rap category. Jazz / blues, ragtime and banjo instrumentals of the birthday song can also be found in this section. We hope you find what you are looking for.
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iFact #44 - History of the Happy Birthday Song (Happy Birthday to You)
History of the Happy Birthday Song (Happy Birthday Songs, Music, Instrumentals)|
If there is one song that we all know it has to be the classic "Happy Birthday To You" song. We sing it each year and it has been translated to various languages making it a universal song. Here is a brief history of how the song came about.
History of the Happy Birthday Song
The melody and lyrics were written by two sisters - Mildred J. Hill (born 1859) and Patty Smith Hill (born 1868). Patty was a schoolteacher who developed the "Patty Hill blocks" and was a faculty member at Columbia University Teachers College. Mildred was also an educator who later on became a composer, organist and pianist. The melody was composed by Mildred and the lyrics were written by Patty but it was originally for a classroom greeting song titled "Good Morning to All." The song "Good Morning to All" was part of the book Song Stories for the Kindergarten which the sisters co-wrote and published in 1893.
From then on the lyrics were changed from its original form to "Good Morning to You" and then to "Happy Birthday to You". It is still unclear who changed the lyrics that turned it into a birthday song, but it was first published in 1924 on a book edited by Robert H. Coleman. Since then, the song became popular and in 1934, Jessica Hill, another Hill sister, filed a lawsuit because of the unauthorized use of the "Happy Birthday to You" melody which clearly resembles the melody of "Good Morning to All," the song her sisters originally wrote. In 1935, Jessica, who was working with publisher Clayton F. Summy Company, copyrighted and published "Happy Birthday".
In the 1930's the Clayton F. Summy Company was bought by John F. Sengstack and renamed it Birch Tree Ltd. In 1998, Birch Tree Ltd was in turn bought by Warner Chappell for $25 million. The company is now known as Summy-Birchard Music. It is reported that the birthday song brings in about $2 million a year in royalties with half going to Summy-Birchard and the other half to the Hill Foundation.
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