Happy Birthday song - level 1

Happy Birthday song - level 1

29-09-2015 15:00

This news is about the song “Happy Birthday to You”. Two sisters composed it in 1893. They composed it in Kentucky. They called it “Good Morning to All”. “Good Morning to All” changed to “Happy Birthday to You”.

This song is very popular. Many people sing it at birthdays. The song was copyright. Now, it is not. You can use the song in a film, and you don’t have to pay for it.

Difficult words: was (past of “is”), compose (to write a piece of music), copyright (if something is copyright, you can use it, but you must pay for it).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Are you happy that the song is not copyright anymore?

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