Voice and piano - Difficulty: medium
Piano/Vocal. Composed by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill. This edition: Piano/Vocal. Solo; Song - Secular. Novelty. Single. With vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics and chord names. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.0404).
Item Number: AP.0404
ISBN 0874874041. 9x12 inches. Key: G major.
According to the Guiness Book of Records, Happy Birthday To You! is one of the world's most frequently sung songs. Words and music are by two sisters from Louisville, Kentucky: Patty Hill, a pioneer kindergarten teacher and Mildred Hill, a musician. They combined their talents to produce this song, suitable for children's voices as well as all others. Patty drew 3,000 teachers to a workshop she gave at the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair. Shortly afterwards she was invited to establish the Department of Nursery School, Kindergarten, and First-Grade Education at Columbia University. She was the first woman to receive and honorary doctorate from Columbia.