The most well-known song in the English language is "Happy Birthday." This song was written in 1893 by Mildred and Patty Hill. The two sisters were school teachers in Kentucky. As an accomplished musician, Mildred wrote the tune and her sister, Patty, wrote the lyrics to a simple song to greet their students:
"Good morning to you,
Good morning to you,
Good morning, dear children,
Good morning to all."
After about 30 years, the lyrics were anonymously changed to the ever-popular
"Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday, dear ______,
Happy birthday to you."
Visit Randall's Cyber Listening Lab for some fun listening practice on birthdays (easy) and sending invitations (medium difficulty).
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