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Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen  Neil Sedaka

"Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen"
(Neil Sedaka / Howard Greenfield)
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Happy birthday sweet sixteen
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Happy birthday sweet sixteen
Verse 1:
T[Db]onight's the night [F7] I've waited for
[Bbm]Because you're not a baby [Db7] anymore
[Gb]You've turned i[Gdim]nto the prettiest [Db/Ab]girl I've ever [Bb7]seen
H[Eb7]appy birthday sweet sixt[Ab7]een
Verse 2:
What happened to that funny face
My little tomboy now wears satins and lace
I can't believe my eyes you're just a teenage dream
H[Eb7]appy b[Ab7]irthday sweet sixt[Db]een
[Ab7]When you were only six
[Db]I was your big brother
[Ab7]Then when you were ten
[Db]We didn't like each other
[Bb7]When you were thirteen
You were my [Ebm]funny valentine
Eb7 (N.C.)
But since you've grown up
Eb7 (N.C.)
Your future is sewn up
F[Ab7]rom now on you're gonna be mine, so
Verse 3:
If I should smile with sweet surprise
It's just that you've grown up before my very eyes
You've turned into the prettiest girl I've ever seen
H[Eb7]appy b[Ab7]irthday sweet sixt[Db]een[A7]
(key change)
(repeat verse 3, in D)
[D]If I should smile [F#7] with sweet surprise
[Bm]It's just that you've grown up bef[D7]ore my very eyes
Y[G]ou've turned i[G#dim]nto the prettiest [D/A]girl I've ever s[B7]een
H[E7]appy b[A7]irthday sweet sixt[D]een
Coda (repeat to fade):
[D] [Bm]  
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Happy bi[G]rthday sweet s[A]ixteen
-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

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