Toby Keith’s song melody originated from a school teachers’ greeting song titled “Good Morning to All”, composed by American sisters Mildred and Patty Hill in 1893, although this accreditation has been questioned. The first time the combination of the “Happy Birthday to You” lyrics and melody appeared was in 1912.
Where did Toby Keith write Happy Birthday America?
Keith revealed that he was inspired to pen the song while watching a fireworks display on a boat last year, and one of his friends wished him a happy Fourth of July – to which he replied with, “Happy birthday, America. Whatever’s left of you.