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Happy Birthday piano sheet music

Patty and Mildred Hill


Happy Birthday started out as “Good Morning To You”, written in 1893 by two sisters who were school teachers. Patty and Mildred Hill wrote it for their students to sing every morning to start their school day. This is an essential song for everyone to be able to play!

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Patty and Mildred Hill were born in Kentucky in 1868. Mildred wrote the music and Patty wrote the lyrics. They were both inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 1996.

“Happy Birthday” is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the song that is sung the most in the world! It’s easy for beginners and a really useful song to be able to play.

Cheat sheet


ArtistPatty and Mildred Hill
ComposerPatty and Mildred Hill
Release Year1983
Difficulty levelBeginner
Instrument Piano
Key(s)C major
Meter 3/4
Techniques Hands together with single bass notes


Interesting fact

Happy Birthday was the first song ever to be sung as a “Singing Telegram” in 1933. It was sung by the Western Union Operator.

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