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Moebeus

Retired Editor
Posts: 175

Moebeus @ 2017-07-16 19:27:52 UTC

Unless it's hiding under some obscure name, I can't seem to find maybe the most universally known and translated song in the world!?

This seems like such a juicy case with all the lawsuits and stuff and a glaring omission if it's not in SHS. Is there a backstory here I'm not familiar with?

jojo

Certified Contributor II
Posts: 1319

jojo @ 2017-08-13 14:36:58 UTC

i completely agree with you Moe, this song deserves to be on SHS.

I don't think there's some backstory to this.


But there IS a big story, concerning the copyright of the song. One of the biggest Music Companies in the world, Warner/Chappell, was sued for falsely claiming copyright to the song.


I have tried to reconstruct the story of "Happy Birthday To You" on my site.


http://jopiepopie.blogspot.nl/2017/08/good-morning-to-all-1893-happy-birtday.htm…


Jojo greets

Rodders200

New Editor
Posts: 616

Rodders200 @ 2017-08-15 21:11:34 UTC

Hi Moe

Rightly or wrongly I have now added "Happy Birthday to You" to the database as credited to the Hill sisters. I've started it off with a couple of covers, one vocal, one instrumental. However, it does appear to be one of those songs that is something of a minefield.

Paul

Moebeus

Retired Editor
Posts: 175

Moebeus @ 2017-08-17 19:43:14 UTC

Hi Moe

Rightly or wrongly I have now added "Happy Birthday to You" to the database as credited to the Hill sisters. I've started it off with a couple of covers, one vocal, one instrumental. However, it does appear to be one of those songs that is something of a minefield.

Paul

And so it begins! Thanks Paul for taking the initiative, about the minefields those are what many of us here on SHS live for innit? ;-)