Happy Birthday Tabs & Lyrics by Stevie Wonder

Happy Birthday

guitar tabs lyrics

Stevie Wonder

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...HAPPY BIRTHDAY... by Stevie Wonder
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*from 'Hotter Than July' (1980)*


Intro:

C F/C, C
Bb Eb, Bb

Am Em Am,
G F/G

(x2)

Verse 1:

C F/C, C
You know it doesn't make much sense,
Bb Eb, Bb
There ought to be a law against;
Am Em Am
Any-one who takes offense,
G F/G
At a, day in your celebration.

C F/C, C
'Cos we all know in our minds,
Bb Eb, Bb
That there ought to be a time,
Am Em, Am
That we can set aside;
G F/G
To show just how much we love you.

Bridge 1:

F
And I'm sure you would agree,
G
What could fit more perfectly,
F
Than to have a world party,
F/G
On the day you came to be.

Chorus 1:

C F/C, C
Happy birthday to you,
F/C, C
Happy birthday to you,
F C
Happy birth-day.

C F/C, C
Happy birthday to you,
F/C, C
Happy birthday to you,
F C
Happy birth-day.

Verse 2:

C F/C, C
I just never understood,
Bb Eb, Bb
How a man who died for good,
Am Em, Am
Could not have a day that would,
G F/G
Be set aside for his recognition.

C F/C, C
Because it should never be,
Bb Eb, Bb
Just be-cause some cannot see,
Am Em, Am
The dream as clear as he.
G
That they should make it,
F/G
Be-come an illusion.

Bridge 2:

F
And we all know everything,
G
That he stood for, time will bring.
F
For in peace our hearts will sing;
F/G
Thanks to Martin Luther King.

Chorus 2:

C F/C, C
Happy birthday to you,
F/C, C
Happy birthday to you,
F C
Happy birth-day.

C F/C, C
Happy birthday to you,
F/C, C
Happy birthday to you,
F C
Happy birth-day.

Middle 8:

Dm7 Am7
Why has there never been a holiday,
Dm7
Where peace is celebrated,
G# A# C
All through-out the wo-rld?

Verse 3:

C F/C, C
The time is overdue,
Bb Eb, Bb
For pe-ople like me and you,
Am Em, Am
Who know the way to truth;
G F/G
Is love and unity to all God's children.

C F/C, C
It should be a great event,
Bb Eb, Bb
And the whole day should be spent,
Am Em, Am
In full remembrance,
G
Of those who lived and died,
F/G
For the oneness of all people.

Bridge 3:

F
So let us all begin,
G
We know that love can win.
F
Let it out; don't hold it in,
F/G F#/G#
Sing it loud as you can...

*KEY CHANGE*
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Chorus 3:

C# F#/C#, C#
Happy birthday to you,
F#/C#, C#
Happy birthday to you,
F# C#
Happy birth-day.

C# F#/C#, C#
Happy birthday to you,
F#/C#, C#
Happy birthday to you,
F# C#
Happy birth-day.

Chorus 4:

C# F#/C#, C#
Happy birthday to you,
F#/C#, C#
Happy birthday to you,
F# C#
Happy birth-day.

C# F#/C#, C#
Happy birthday to you,
F#/C#, C#
Happy birthday to you,
F# C#
Happy birth-day.

Coda:

C# B
Ha.....ppy, birthday.
A#m
Happy birth-day,
G# F#/G#
Happy birth-da...y. (Ooh yeah).

C# B
Ha.....ppy, birthday.
A#m
Happy birth-day,
G# F#/G#
Happy birth-da...y. (Ooh yeah).

(Spoken):

C#
We know the key,
B
To unity of all people,
Is in the dream that,
A#m
You had so long ago,
That lives in all,
G# F#/G#
Of the hearts of people,

C#
That believe in unity.
B
We'll make the dream,
Become a reality;
A#m
I know we will,
G# F#/G#
Because our hearts tell us so.

Outro:

C# B
Ha.....ppy, birthday.
A#m
Happy birth-day,
G# F#/G#
Happy birth-da...y.

C# B
Ha.....ppy, birthday.
A#m
Happy birth-day,
G# F#/G#
Happy birth-da...y.

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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C F/C Bb Eb Am Em

EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE
x32010 x33211 x13331 x68886 x02210 022000

G F/G F Dm7 Am7 G#

EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE
320003 303210 133211 xx0211 x02013 466544

A# F#/G# C# F#/C# B A#m

EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE
x13331 4443xx x46664 x44322 x24442 x13321


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2004
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)

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