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The song “Happy Birthday” is copyrighted and brings in about $2,000,000 per year to the copyright holders (currently an investment group that purchased Warner Music who in turn was the most recent owner of the copyright for the song).
The original tune for the song was created by sisters Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill in 1893. The title to the song they created with that tune was “Good Morning to All”, which was a sort of classroom greeting song for Kindergartners.
The copyright for the words and music of “Good Morning to All” has since expired and the song is part of the public domain. Interestingly, this tune was almost exactly like popular songs of the day “Happy Greetings to All”; “Good Night to You All”; “A Happy New Year to All”; and many others.