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Happy Birthday  Stevie Wonder

...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;
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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