Happy Birthday to You (solo guitar arrangement)

The Origin

The melody of Happy Birthday comes from “Good Morning to All” credited to Patty and Mildred J. Hill in 1893. The song first appears in print in 1924, without including credit to the lyrics. In 1935 Clayton F. Summy Company copyrights the tune. In 1988, Chappell Music buys the copyrights to the tune.

In 2015, a judge declared that the Warner/Chappell copyright claim was invalid.

“Happy Birthday to You” is now in the public domain.

The Lyrics

Happy birthday to you

Happy birthday to you

Happy birthday dear [NAME]

Happy birthday to you