The Birthday of Happy Birthday

English note: When was the birthday of Happy Birthday song? Who composed this song? According to Wikipedia, the melody of “Happy Birthday to You” was written by American sisters Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill in 1893, when they were school teachers in Louisville, Kentucky, at what is now the Little Loomhouse. I have a longplay which may be one of the oldest version of this song. That is album entitled Almost Authentic Folk Songs by Dolan Ellis and The In Group which produced by Reprise, made in USA, 1961. In one song from this album entitled Joe Bean, we can hear last part from the song: “Happy Birthday Joe Bean” ect. In the note describing this song written this sentence: “Folks of the Old West in unprecedented kindness to a young outlaw.” *

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