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Happy Birthday  Stevie Wonder

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[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;
Any-[Am]one who takes offense,[Em]    [Am]
At [G]a, day in [F/G]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;
To [G]show just how [F/G]much we love you.

Bridge 1:

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

Chorus 1:

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

C F/C, C
Happy birthday to you,
F/C, C
Happy birthday to you,
Happy [F]birth-[C]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,
Be [G]set aside for his [F/G]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.
That [G]they should make it,
Be-[F/G]come an illusion.

Bridge 2:

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

Chorus 2:

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

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

Middle 8:

[Dm7] Why has there never been a [Am7]holiday,
[Dm7] Where peace is celebrated,
[G#] All through-[A#]out the wo-[C]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;
Is [G]love and unity to [F/G]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,
Of [G]those who lived and died,
For the [F/G]oneness of all people.

Bridge 3:

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

*KEY CHANGE*
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Chorus 3:

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

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

Chorus 4:

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

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

Coda:

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

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

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

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

Outro:

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

[C#] Ha.....ppy, [B]birthday.
Happy [A#m]birth-day,
Happy [G#]birth-da.[F#/G#]..y.
(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   [C]        [F/C]        [Bb]        [Eb]        [Am] [Em] 
[EADGBE]x32010  [EADGBE]x33211  [EADGBE]x13331  [EADGBE]x68886  [EADGBE]x02210  [EADGBE]022000

   [G]        [F/G]        [F]        [Dm7]        [Am7] [G#] 
[EADGBE]320003  [EADGBE]303210  [EADGBE]133211  [EADGBE]xx0211  [EADGBE]x02013  [EADGBE]466544
   [A#]       [F#/G#]         [C#]       [F#/C#]         [B] [A#m] 
[EADGBE]x13331  [EADGBE]4443xx  [EADGBE]x46664  [EADGBE]x44322  [EADGBE]x24442  [EADGBE]x13321
Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2004
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)

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