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Happy Birthday

Stevie Wonder

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 GF/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;
 AmEmAm
Any-one who takes offense,     
 GF/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;
 GF/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,
 FC
Happy birth-day.

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

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

Middle 8:

 Dm7Am7
  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;
 GF/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/GF#/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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 CF/CBbEbAmEm
 EADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBE
 x32010  x33211  x13331  x68886  x02210  022000

 GF/GFDm7Am7G#
 EADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBE
 320003  303210  133211  xx0211  x02013  466544

 A#F#/G#C#F#/C#BA#m
 EADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBE
 x13331  4443xx  x46664  x44322  x24442  x13321

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


A# A#m Am Am7 B Bb C C# Dm7 Eb Em F F# F#/C# F#/G# F/C F/G G G#
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